What to wear for a headshot session

Wear something that you’ll feel confident in

When deciding what to wear for a headshot session, it’s important to that you feel confident and comfortable in your outfit. If you’re uncomfortable, it will reflect in your expression. Think of how you’d dress for an important meeting in your field. Whether it’s a tailored suit or a casual ensemble, wear it with pride

Bring multiple options

You’ll have plenty of time to try multiple outfits. I shoot tethered to a laptop, allowing us to immediately review the images to make sure we like what we’re getting. Bring multiple options – sometimes the unexpected choice becomes the standout.

A variety of options to wear in your headshot sessions provides flexibility for various platforms and occasions. An executive might go for a formal look for LinkedIn and a relaxed one for their personal website. Actors on the other hand should remember attire can hint at distinct character roles

Classic outfit choices

Consider incorporating staple pieces in blues, grays, or neutrals like black and white. These hues photograph really well. Well-tailored shirts and jackets are always recommended.

Avoid these things

Steer clear of overly bright colors or distracting patterns. Thin fabrics can become slightly translucent under studio lights so opt for suitable undergarments. Oversized clothing can appear unkempt on camera. Necklines matter – v-necks can draw attention away from the face, while scoop necks can broaden the shoulder appearance.

Keep it simple

Generally, hats, scarves and excessive jewelry can be omitted. The focus should remain on you. However, If glasses are part of your look, bring them with you, we’ve have ways to manage reflections and glare.

Everyone’s style is unique. If you’re unsure about an item, bring it. It’s better to have options than to wish you’d packed differently. Remember this session is all about capturing the best version of you. Dress in a way that mirrors your authenticity and professionalism.