Top Tips to Look Good in Business Headshots

Do you have a business headshot coming up? If so, you must be wondering what you should do to look your very best. While you’re certainly perfect just the way you are, we do have several tips that will help ensure you look extraordinary! In today’s blog, we will be going over the top tips to look good in business headshots!

Dress to Impress

Of course, you want to look formal and professional during your business headshot, so we recommend staying away from logo t-shirts and or informal wear. Of course, you want your clothing to show some of your personality, but you do not want to risk wearing something too easygoing. We want you to look approachable yet sharp and professional! When it comes to selecting the perfect outfit, you should take into consideration the following points:

  • Colors Mid-tone plain colors (not too dark or too light) are universally flattering. They work well for both color and black-and-white photo shoots. It would be great to incorporate a color that you like to reflect a bit of your personality!
  • Patterns Sometimes, you want to be a little careful around patterns that are too busy. Certain patterns cause the moire effect, which causes thin stripes to close together and create a rippling pattern. Besides, we want YOU to be the center of attention, not your shirt!
  • Layering We want to remind you not to be afraid to experiment with textures and layers—especially the ladies who usually have more options when it comes to formal wear. Bandanas or pashminas can really help add some variation to your photos!

Watch Out For Shiny Skin!

As we all know, a camera’s flash can make your skin appear shiny. Of course, we don’t want that, so we recommend a bit of concealer or foundation. This applies to both men and women. We can give you a slight touch-up to help with this!

Don’t Forget the Make-Up!

When it comes to make-up, going for a natural look is always best! You don’t want to go overboard with excessive make-up. Remember, this is a corporate headshot—not a night out. If you don’t know of a make-up artist you can go with, don’t worry! We have several contacts of many extraordinary make-up artists and hair stylists that we’re more than happy to connect you with!

Jenn Fixing up clothes of a client

Go With the Flow

Another major tip needed to look your best during your business Headshot is to let go of your nerves and go with the flow. Many clients are daunted by the fact of getting their photos taken and tense up during the session. Don’t be shy! You’re beautiful just the way you are, so take a deep breath and relax. You can trust us to capture the best side of you for your business headshot! There’s no need to change yourself, just be you and have fun with it!

Hydration & Proper Rest

Yes, staying hydrated and getting plenty of sleep the night before is important! If you’re dehydrated, it can cause your skin to be dry and dull-looking, so please be sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water beforehand. Also, you want to be sure you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep! The last thing you want is to come to the photoshoot with black eye bags!

Business Headshots with Mike & Jenn

Your business headshots are important. It doesn’t matter what your profession is. If you have a business, you will want to make a great first impression. You are making your face your business brand. Business owners use marketing collateral to talk about applicable information regarding their merchandise and services. Your headshot will humanize and will serve as significant and positive marketing collateral. That’s why it’s important to look your very best in your headshot. We hope this list of tips to look good in business headshots helped at least a little. If you choose to get your headshots done with us, we’ll be more than happy to give your tips before and during your photo shoot, so don’t fret! At Mike & Jenn Photography, we’re passionate about providing clients with the BEST photos possible! If you’re hoping to get a photoshoot done, just give us a jingle! We look forward to working with you and capturing the best version of yourself! Hope to see you soon! Mike + Jenn ♡