Navigating the ins-and-outs of professional style can be tricky. Here are five helpful recommendations on choosing the right outfit for your headshot!
Keep it authentic and genuine to who you are as a person. Don’t overdo it! Be sure that this is something you are willing to wear in your everyday routine.
Sometimes, less is more. Begin with finding your outfit first. Find colors that mesh with your personality. Your outfit reveals who you are as a person!
Have multiple options! We can shoot more than one look to ensure we capture your personality correctly. Try to mix it up, go for a bold look with one, and something more natural with the other.
As Jennifer Aniston eloquently puts it in Office Space, “flair!” Accessorize for the occasion. For men, put on those cuff links, equip your best belt, shoes, a tie, and maybe even a scarf. For women, put on the bracelet, necklace, earrings, and throw on your best shoes! (They may not be in the shot, but they can instill absolute confidence needed for your headshot!)
Try, try, and try again. Put together different outfits and see how they work together. Move around, look in the mirror, see if your spouse gives you a second glance as you walk past. You will know when you have it right!
With all of this great advice, it sounds easy, right? It can still be tough, as we often overthink when we are trying to prepare. If you find yourself in a rut, feel free to reach out to me. I am more than happy and take pleasure in helping you succeed! Together we can create the perfect outfit.
Bob came to me for some business portraits. Sometimes business portraits are more than just head shots. This was the case with Bob. He hosts a popular podcast and his media team wanted some updated looks for him.
The requirement was a white or off-white background, waist up and a variety of looks. Bob sent some examples along from the publicist but I could tell he was more comfortable in front of a microphone instead of a camera. This is ironic since his son was a lead in a middle school theater production that I also photographed and my wife directed!
As time went on I could see he was getting into the role and everyone was happy with the results.
This is the final photo the publicist went with for their main publicity line. I recommend you lookup the podcast and give it a listen!
When was the last time you updated your head shot? Or how about some business portraits like Bob needed? I’m happy to offer these services in either my studio or at your business location.
Contact me at dave @ dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273 for more information
New Jersey Head Shot Photography and Personal Branding Photography
When was the last time you updated your head shot?
Today we all live in a visual world. Everyone has a smartphone and we click on reviews before deciding on who we are going to do business with. So you need a professional up to date head shot to use not only on your resume, but LinkedIn, social media and so many other places.
What to take it to the next level and be one step above your competition? Then you need some personal branding photography. What is that? It several photographs of you in several different locations and attire providing service so your potential clients can see you in action and get to know you.
Contact me to find out more or to schedule your session!
I also create business head shots for my clients which is becoming increasingly more popular in today’s job market. Why leave your important head shot up to a clerk in the web department? Hire a professionally trained photographer to bring out the best in you so others can see it!