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Headshot Session Mistakes To Avoid

Now that you know the characteristics that will make your headshots awesome, here are some mistakes to avoid before getting your headshots and during your headshot session.

  1. Not coming prepared – You have to put in the work for a successful product. This includes having your outfit ready, your hair and makeup done, and arriving on time. Otherwise, you may feel rushed or flustered, and you will likely be unhappy with your headshots.
  2. Not looking like yourself – A headshot is supposed to reflect who you are, so do not try to be someone you are not. For example, wearing an outfit, shoes, or makeup that you wouldn’t usually wear might make you feel uncomfortable, which will be evident in the photos.
  3. Fake smiles – A fake smile can give off an impression of ingenuity and lack of personality. Not sure how to get that perfect, natural smile for the camera? Try bringing a friend to the session or playing music that helps you feel more relaxed and comfortable. More importantly, listen to me. That’s right; it’s 100% up to the photographer to bring out your best side.
  4. “Statement” clothing – Headshots are about you, not your clothing. Now is not the time for a fashion show, so save your statement pieces for a different time!
  5. Choosing the wrong setting – Make sure the location of your headshot fits with the image you are trying to create. For example, an indoor headshot makes more sense for a corporate look than an outdoor headshot.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding any of the information provided in this article, and as always, I look forward to working with you.