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Corporate Guide

General Tips

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General Tips

  • Tell us your expectations and intentions. Let us know what kind of look you want.

  • Tell us how and where the photo will be used (so we can be sure it's appropriate.

  • Do you have facial piercings or multiple ear piercings?  Consider if they are appropriate for how your photos will be used and/or where they will be displayed.

  • Drink lots of water and be well rested (so your eyes will not have dark circles).

  • Your skin/eyes might not look their best after drug/alcohol use. Try to abstain from these before your shoot.

  • Eyeglasses and lens glare can be tricky. If you normally wear glasses, plan to wear them for your picture. It’s ideal if you borrow a pair of glassless frames or have your optician pop the lenses out of your glasses for your session; otherwise, we can remove the glass glare in post-production for an additional charge.

  • Arrive on time.  Please text/call if you are running late.

Grooming and Clothing Care

  • Check your eyebrows - have your hair stylist or barber trim them when you get your haircut.

  • Check for stray nose hairs - trim as needed.

  • Men - check for chest hair peeking out when wearing an open collar shirt.

  • Men- schedule a hair cut one week before your session.  That ensures a fresh cut without looking like you walked straight out of the barber and potentially have funky tan lines. Women, we will discuss your hair a little later.

  • Make sure clothes are clean, pressed and fits well.

  • Don’t wear your portrait wardrobe in the car; seat belts = wrinkles. Instead, bring your clean, neatly pressed pieces to the session on hangers.   For hour-long branding headshot sessions, bring at least three to four choices.

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Hair and Make-up Tips

Hair and make-up artist is available to meet us at the studio or come to your home or office. 

$65 for hair OR make-up and $100 for both.  Please contact me ASAP if you’d like to schedule this service. 

If you choose to do your own make-up….

  • Make-up should be clean and natural.

  • Wear a heavy layer of translucent powder - your face will appear flawless in photos. Shine disappears, pores seem smaller, skin looks even, and blush is smoother.

  • Line lips before applying matte lipstick, then reline. Don't overdo it. Dip a cotton bud in powder and run along lip line to prevent color from bleeding.

  • Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkle or shine.

  • Avoid frosts or overly-bright colors.

  • Do you need your roots touched up or overall color freshened up?  Schedule an appointment with your hairdresser about a week before your shoot. 

  • Don't get a new style of haircut just before the shoot (you may want to let it grow-in a bit or get used to styling a new cut).

  • Do not try/use any new product on your hair, face or body the day before or few days before your shoot. In case you have a bad reaction to the product.

  • Spray tans are great to provide a little extra color.  If you do not get spray tans regularly make sure you try it out first several weeks before your session.  Once you can ensure you have even coverage and proper color, then you can go back and reapply right before the shoot. 

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