Tips for a Successful Executive Portrait & Headshot Session

Look Confident and Professional in Your Portraits

Photography Wardrobe Tips

Women’s Wardrobe
Bring at least 4-5 tops, 3 suit jackets and pants. Carefully chose your tops being mindful about see thru fabrics and bring appropriate colored undergarments. Feel free to accessorize with necklaces and bracelets. Keep earrings small.

Men’s Wardrobe
Bring at least 3 ties, 2-3 shirts, and 2 suit jackets and pants.

Women’s Makeup Guidelines for Professional Photoshoots

When preparing for a professional photoshoot under strobe lighting, ensure your base foundation makeup is sufficiently robust. However, avoid overdoing it with heavy colors or shimmers. A natural look with everyday mascara, eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick is ideal.

Important Tips:

Makeup Services:

If you opt not to use a professional makeup artist, consider visiting a MAC Cosmetics store for makeup application, costing around $75. This is a cost-effective alternative to the $150-200 for professional makeup artists.

Avoid These Common Pitfalls:

Hair Tips:

If you have long hair and prefer not to wear it back, consider visiting a blow-dry bar for a professional blowout.

DIY Makeup:

Aim for a natural look unless you are in the fashion and modeling industry or it is part of your brand. Start with lighter makeup and add more if needed. Visiting a MAC Cosmetics store for makeup application remains a good, affordable alternative if a professional makeup artist is not within your budget.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Session Length and Delivery of Your Portraits

Executive Portrait Sessions are typically 45 mins. to 60 mins. for an individual session. What to expect afterwards: Post Processing … Your “digital proofs” will have no retouching applied to them. If you are booking me to photograph a group of individuals, 3 or more … time in front of the camera is shortened to about 15 minutes per individual. You’ll receive 10-15 proof images within four days. From the proofs, you will choose the images you’d like to have retouched. Your final retouched images will be deliver to you via Drop Box or secured website within 48 hours of your final selection.

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