What to wear in your headshot session
July 20th By Randy Jones
If you are working in a corporate environment, it is important to wear the right style of clothing, usually something that is common in an office. Many corporations have conservative dress codes, and you want to be sure that the clothing in your picture is the type of clothing that you could wear at work.
As a general tip for both men and women, it is best to wear long sleeves in a corporate headshot, because the bare arms are often distracting. Many people consider bare arms to be inappropriate in a corporate headshot.
In today's more relaxed business environment, you may not need the stiff, formal look of a business suit, but base your clothing on what your company and your customers/clients expect.
Make sure that your clothing is modest, because it is not good to reveal too much skin in the picture. Choose a classic corporate style which shows that you are serious about your career. Solid colors are best, but narrow stripes can work as well. Avoid bright colors, large patterns, and v-necks. For example, you might choose a nice blouse or a collared shirt, with a suit coat and slacks or a skirt.
Also, make sure that you choose jewelry to match your outfit. The jewelry should add a nice accent to the outfit, without detracting from the overall appearance of your photo. Too much jewelry can appear too busy, and a photo taken without jewelry can appear too plain.
In most cases, wear a collared dress shirt, and you might also consider a suit or sport jacket. If you want to add individual style to the photo, then you may consider options such as a tie that makes a statement. Of course, if your business is more relaxed, a golf or polo shirt with the company logo might be more appropriate.
In the end, your headshot should portray you the way your viewers expect- Friendly, competent, knowledgeable, and professional. The skilled photographers at Studio 3P are prepared to capture your professional headshot with expertise; contact us to book your professional portrait session.