Whether you're out to change the world or just looking for a standard studio portrait, the same rules apply.
So, here are my FOUR tips to rock your next headshot session:
You just took another massive step toward your mission.
Maybe you're rolling out a brand new service or product.
Or secured a high-paying contract with a new, ideal client.
Everything is falling into place, and you’re feeling on top of the world.
Now is the perfect time to update your headshots.
You find a photographer.
You get your hair and makeup done.
You’re dressed to impress.
And then... you step in front of the camera.
*cue deer in headlights*
All of your confidence, sass, and pizazz fizzles. Suddenly, you’re hyper-fixated on that one piece of hair that always sticks straight up. You can’t tell if you’re smiling too much or not enough. Oh good god is there spinach in your teeth???
As a visual storyteller who specializes in custom brand imaging and unique headshots, the last thing I want is for anyone to succumb to a case of the camera jitters.
Headshots should be a time to celebrate you, your achievements, your victories, and your future.
These four tips will help you find and maintain your confidence as you prepare for your next headshot or brand imaging session.
- It’s okay if the first few minutes are awkward
For most of us, professional photography sessions are not an every-day occurrence. Don’t feel bad if your confidence dips at the beginning, or you feel nervous. This is completely normal. It can take a minute to build rapport, find your groove, and start to shine.
- Simple, sophisticated solids + clean necklines
Choosing what to wear can be one of the most challenging aspects of any professional photography session. Look for simple, sophisticated outfits with clean necklines, solid jewel-tone colors, and chunky accessories.
- Keep your feet happy
Heels and dress shoes are fabulous. If you're set on stilettos or Italian leather Oxfords that look fantastic but aren't that comfortable, bring flip flops or sneakers for those moments between takes or when you and your photographer are changing locations.
- Make sure your photographer is someone you connect with and trust
A great photographer will do more than make pretty pictures – they’ll help you step into your power so that you feel confident in front of the camera. Make sure the professional you choose is someone you connect with and trust, who can meet you at your level, and patiently guide you from those first few awkward moments to stunning portraits you want the world to see.