Headshot Preparation

YOUR SESSION

  • I generally shoot a few different looks during the session to allow you to have a mix of images for your intended purpose

  • Part of the process is to discuss the images with you as we go. We will inspect each shot to determine its viability for use in representing you. By shooting in this manner we can adjust during the session to account for anything we feel we may have missed along the way

  • You'll leave knowing exactly what we've captured and will walk away with only the images that have met your approval

  • The approved shots will be made available on your own password protected proofing web gallery, usually within 24 hours of the shoot. You will be able to give the password to anyone who may help you choose the shots you decide to use.

  • Please indicate at the time of booking, if you require the services of a Hair & Makeup Artist

GENERAL PREPARATION

  • A good night’s sleep works wonders! Other than that please make sure you are hydrated in the days leading up to the shoot and on the day itself - it will make a difference to you and your skin.

CLOTHING

  • The Number 1 rule is that you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well while wearing it

  • Make sure clothing is suitable cleaned, pressed and lint free

  • I suggest you bring a range of different colours and necklines. Jazzy/busy patterns and colours, anything with sequins or other reflective material should be avoided - we want people to focus on you and not be distracted

  • If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it along. Don't be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, sweaters and light jackets can work

  • Textures and layers work well - we can build up a look as we go

  • Please try to keep the jewellery to a minimum. Studs or small earrings work and simple necklaces, anything hanging or chunky will usually draw too much attention away from you in a Headshot.

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Makeup for ladies:

  • Natural makeup is so important for your Headshot! Please avoid heavy “going out” or wedding style makeup and anything super shiny

  • The lips and eyes come under the most focus when someone looks at a Headshot

Hair for ladies:

  • Please come to the session with your hair ready the way you would like to present yourself

  • Your hair in the pictures needs to be as close as possible to the way you look on a fantastic hair day

  • If you have a Makeup Artist they are there to make sure it’s shoot ready and we will discuss what you’d like to do with it and make a game plan at the beginning of the shoot

Men:

  • I would recommend coming in for your Headshot a few days after a cut

  • I don't recommend makeup on men, I can supply blotting/mattifying paper to de-gloss oily skin

  • All of my work is retouched afterwards, so any blemishes will be taken care of during that process

Facial Hair:

  • If you’d like to shoot with facial hair I’d be happy for you to come in with whatever level of growth you’d like and you can then shave or trim it down once we’ve captured the required looks

  • Bring whatever grooming products you’ll need with you

RETOUCHING & BUYOUT

  • I carry out the retouching on the final selected images once you've chosen the shots you'd like to work with

  • I offer a full buyout of your entire gallery for £200, this is for High Resolution, un-retouched images. Should you select this option, I can still retouch individual images at £15 per item.

  • Please also advise if the images are to be printed via a lab, as they need to be prepared for such. This work is also subject to the same retouching fee per image.


SCHEDULING AND PAYMENTS

  • To schedule a session, book here.

  • For full pricing information and payment arrangements, see here.