What to Wear for a Company Headshot Session?

You will definitely want to look your best for your company headshots. Deciding what to wear can be challenging and even stressful if you do not know how to approach the situation. The reality is that taking company headshots is not as difficult as it seems. It can be difficult if you or the photographer you are working with make it so. Following a few simple tips in combination with working with an apt photographer will help simplify the whole process.

Preparing for Your Headshots

As is the case with almost any task, preparation is a key step. When it comes to company headshots, deciding what clothes to wear is an important decision. A big mistake you will want to avoid is waiting to choose your outfit until the morning of your photoshoot. Chances are you will be rushed and will end up picking clothes you are not completely satisfied with. The best thing to do is pick them in advance. This simple step will put your mind at ease and prevent you from scrambling the morning of in a desperate attempt to find the perfect outfit. Additionally, you will want to choose more than one outfit. Most photographers will allow you to change during the photo shoot. Sometimes the background you are working with will not pair well with your initial outfit choice. In cases like this, it is beneficial to have a few backup choices. Another thing to remember is that in headshots, your upper body is the only part that is photographed. Therefore, you only have to worry about the top half of your body. When choosing your outfit for your photo shoot, do not worry if you cannot find the perfect pants to go with your shirt. Some people feel more confident if they are wearing the complete outfit, but it is not a necessity.

Choosing Your Clothes

When choosing your clothes for the photo shoot, there are a few simple tips you will want to follow. Let’s begin with colors. Many people tend to lean towards black and white colored clothes for professional oriented headshots. There is nothing wrong with this, but you should consider adding a bit more color to your wardrobe. Consider what colors will pair well with your eye color, skin complexion, etc. This is where the preparation comes into play. You can select different combinations of clothes and try them on at home until you are satisfied with your choice. One thing to avoid is busy patterns. Clothes with patterns are often distracting and will draw attention away from what should be the main focus, you! Solid colors are your best choice for your company headshots.

Should I Wear Accessories?

Accessories can end up being a good thing or a bad thing depending on what the accessory is and how you use it. For example, some people like to wear jewelry in their pictures. The jewelry should not deter focus from you. If you choose to wearing earrings or a necklace, it should be subtle and not too distracting. If you are planning on wearing glasses, you should make sure they are clean. The last thing you want is for your glasses to appear dirty on camera. Your photographer will be able to give you advice on what kinds of accessories will help elevate your company headshots as well as which ones to avoid.

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Hector Cavazos