When choosing clothing for your headshot, think classic and wear what you feel comfortable in. Pick pieces that fit you well and avoid anything bulky or rumpled. Start simple and slowly add layers, which can give you dimension and express your personality.
Colors should be earth-toned or neutral and compliment the skin, hair, and eyes. Avoid all black and all white. Neon and overly saturated color shirts will take focus away from you. We recommend staying away from clothing with really tight grids or a small herringbone pattern, which can have a moiré pattern effect on camera.
Ties look best when their tone lands between the color of the suit and the shirt. Some ties are too shiny; try to stay away from silk, which tends to be reflective.. If you opt for a button-down shirt without a tie, wear a jacket or sweater of some kind to layer the look. If not, choose a darker shirt or something with pockets or details to add visual interest, and unbutton a button or two. If you prefer to wear an undershirt, make it a v-neck so it’s not visible beneath your button-down.
If in doubt, bring a few changes of clothes. Don’t worry so much about pants and shoes, because chances are good we won’t even see those. However, we recommend bringing a pair of slacks or dark denim jeans just in case. Make sure that ALL clothes are ironed and pressed before the shoot. If you can, transport your wardrobe on hangers — seatbelts are notorious for adding wrinkles.
If you normally wear glasses, plan to wear them during your session. But if your glasses do not have a non-glare coating, consider visiting your optometrist to borrow a pair of your frames without glass, as glass glare can be problematic. If bringing a second pair of frames is not an option, we will do our best to light your portrait to avoid it.