10 FASHION TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL HEADSHOT SESSION

  • Choose outfits that are classic and won’t become quickly outdated.
  • Wear a color that is contrasting and flattering to your skin tone.  Choose darker or mid-tone colors because they tend to put more emphasis on your face and eyes. 
  • Avoid lighter colors or those that are too similar to your skin tone because they tend to wash you out.
  • Avoid bold plaids, and patterns like floral prints, checkers, polka dots, and stripes. These patterns can detract from your face and make the photo too busy. 
  • Choose jewelry to enhance and fine tune your outfit. Jewelry adds a complementary accent to your outfit, and draws attention to your face.  If jewelry is not worn, your photo may look unfinished, plain and boring.
  • The size of your earrings should be no less than the pupil of your eye and should not be too bold, flashy or dangly as to distract from your face.
  • Choose outfits with modest necklines and preferably sleeves. Too much skin can detract from your desired professional look.
  • Hair should be cut and styled in a flattering style.  
  • Makeup should be moderately applied. 
  • Make sure clothes are wrinkle free and fit properly.

10 Fashion Tips for a Successful Headshot Photography Session provided by Sylvia Montgomery image and etiquette expert and founder of Best Impressions Image Development Services located in the San Francisco Bay Area.