These sessions are all about capturing the perfect head shot to use as the face of your business. My goal is to capture a look that is both professional, honest and approachable. Many times the photo you use on your website, media outlets like Linked In or on your business card is the first impression for a prospective client, let's make it a great one!
For more inspiration check out this link: www.pinterest.com/jamiebrown/best-face-forward
When to plan:
These sessions are typically done at my home studio midday starting at either 9am or 1pm, I can set up on location at your place of work, but a $50 on location fee will apply.
What to expect:
These sessions are catered to streamline the selection process and expedite the turnaround time. The photo shoot it self will only take approximately 20 minutes, the goal is to capture 5-10 different poses for you to choose from in a proofing gallery. At that point, you will select your favorite pose and I will edit it and get you the digital file to use for your marketing purposes.
How to prepare:
Here is a typical photo shoot checklist :
- extra outfits & accessories It's always a good idea to bring 1-2 more outfits than we will have time for, just in case. Bring an alternate shirt, jacket, tie or or scarf to change into for variation if time allows; I have a few backdrop colors to choose from that we can coordinate with and compliment your outfit.
- make up or hair brush/accessories Ladies: bring touch ups for lip gloss, a bit of blush & some powder to tone down any shine. Typically you need to wear more make up than usual for photos since the flash will wash out your color slightly. Mascara and a touch of eye shadow will help define your eyes. Men: apply chapstick to keep lips from looking chapped. Don't forget to lotion your hands and face to even out skin tones.
Other things to consider:
- manicure or pedicure: Don't forget sometimes your hands will be in the shot. A coat of nail polish for women (even clear) is something to consider before your shoot or at least remove the chipped remains from your last coat of paint. ;o)
- haircut or color: For the ladies, a fresh bang trim & taking care of any grown out roots can make a big difference. For the fella's, take the time to at least shave the back of your neck & trim any facial hair so you have a polished look in the photo. A "5 o'clock shadow" is awesome when it is done purposefully, a great tip is to shave a clear line from the jaw line down to your collar to give it boundaries.
- hiring my team of stylists if it's in your budget to help you prepare and assist throughout the session for make up touch ups or hair style/wardrobe changes. Contact me for a list of options! If you need a referral for a salon, I recommend the Beehive Cut & Color Bar in Walla Walla, the girls there will take good care of you! Just tell them I sent you. ;o) www.beehivecutandcolor.com
What to wear:
Always wear something that you feel confident in and suits your normal business attire. Check that your clothing is not faded or pilled, try to pick textures or patterns that are subtle. If you wear a suit jacket it should have a bit of stretch to it allowing you to bend your arms comfortably and have a slim fit to compliment your silhouette. Adding one or two accessories such as a watch, bracelet, necklace, scarf, belt, tie, jacket, vest, cufflinks, etc. can make a big impact in a photo making it look more polished. Don't be afraid of bold, bright pops of color!