How to prepare for your Professional Business Photo session


For a successful professional headshots session, be yourself and feel comfortable.

Hair and makeup, the clothes you wear and your attitude have a great impact on the outcome of your headshots photos. From a casual look to a business look, the secret is to know your style and dress with confidence. 

 What to wear for Headshots Sessions

The neckline is very important, since the headshot is a close crop on your head and shoulders. 

Well fitted and tailored clothing is a must, as baggy clothing will make you look larger than you desire.

For clothes I strongly recommend single color clothes (no strong patterns either) both
Below are some examples of a some great recommendation about clothes

So for the Wardrobe I will ask you  to Bring as many outfits as possible, so we could choose among the best possible.
It better to have more than have some that will not great choice.

I am expecting at least 5 differents outfits so we could choose ! Use the picture below for inspiration, but don’t hesitate to bring as many as possible so we could select among. 


Wardrobe to prepare for headshots

Headshots preparations for Ladies Only

This section is for the ladies. Guys… please don’t wear makeup; it’ll be very noticeable. 

Just as with clothing, “keep it simple” is the name of the game here, less-is-more. If you think about how stage makeup is purposefully overdone to stand out at a distance, headshot makeup should be the opposite. You need much less in such a close shot, and too much will be very noticeable. Keep it light and natural.

My lighting will help to minimize wrinkles and retouching will take care of those little blemishes we all have.


Clean and Natural

  • Soft and natural colors with a fresh appearance.
  • Should be complimenting not distracting. 

Bold – Not Recommended

  • Heavy contouring, pronounced cheek bones. 
  • Too much and we can tread into high fashion.

Clean and Natural

Light eyeshadow.

Soft natural colors.

No hard edges or lines.

Bold – Not Recommended

Smokey eyes.

Winged mascara.

Hard edges or lines.

Clean and Natural

Slight contouring, soft definition of cheek bones.

Should give your face subtle depth.

Bold – Not Recommended

Heavy contouring, pronounced cheek bones.

Too much and we can tread into high fashion.


As we work through your session we can always adjust the makeup, so start with less and we can go from there. 

How to Know if a Suit Fits for your Headshots (Optional)

Must Watch before Session