There’s some general advice to give, but I also want to stress that headshot sessions are a highly individualized shoot. For instance, if you’re an actor, you should walk in with a good idea of the types of roles you would like to get booked for. Leave little to chance, as you wouldn’t want to use cheery, happy photos with bright poppy backgrounds to submit for more serious, dramatic roles.

General advice

  • bring several outfits even if you’ve just booked one look. I am happy to give my opinion and it gives you more options to choose from, rather than a have a button fall off a single outfit
  • Bring your clothes look new and are neatly ironed/pressed and on hangers, in a garment bag, etc. I will not iron your clothes or wait for you to iron your clothes and I will not do a shoot where clothing is brought in garbage bags, rumpled into a purse, etc. As hard as it is to believe, all of this has happened to many times!
  • Bring layers. Putting on or taking off a jacket, glasses or tie is not considered an additional look and it’s a wonderful way to increase the variety of your shoot and switch up tones quickly! For ladies, maybe a jacket and scarf
  • Bring a variety of color options that fit the mood of the roles you’re vying for.
  • Have a rough idea of the type of background you’d like to have and dress accordingly. White backgrounds are great, but it can be fun to have a color to ‘lift’ the mood. Yellow or pink for fun, youthful appearances, dark charcoal grey for somber dramatic looks, etc

I’m highly collaborative. If you’re stuck and want to send me a few pictures of what you have, I’m happy to have a look and share my thoughts!