Lately I've been booking a number of professional headshots for Realtors, property management professionals, clients in the finance industry, and others. It's been a lot of fun getting to know these professionals, and since every industry is slightly different, they've all had questions about how to make their headshots the best they can possibly be.
For the sake of the curious, I thought I would share my most recent email, laying out some expectations for how to dress and what to expect. This is for a property management company. Because they have more than 10 employees, I am setting up at their office rather than having them all come out to my studio.
I wanted to add that it is wise not to schedule a headshot session immediately after a new haircut, especially for men since it tends to take a couple of weeks for your hair to adjust to a new 'do. If you have a beard, trim it nicely. Try not to do an emergency whitening right before a photo session. Instead plan for one a few weeks out. Some vibrant hair colors don't look great on camera, so give your hair a chance to calm down if you're trying out a new color. Make sure you get plenty of rest in the days leading up to the session and don't consume a lot of alcohol. It will show in the photos.
Keep these tips in mind for your next professional headshot session and you'll be impressed by how the photographer can make you look!