HAIR My best advice for hair is to style it like you would for an important event. If you’re needing a fresh haircut, do so a week in advance of your session to give it time to relax & look natural (and to be sure you like it.)
SKIN Take care of your skin well in advance of your session. Wash and moisturize your skin daily, exfoliate, wax eyebrows, even out tan lines, etc. Drink plenty of water. Guys, shave the day of your session if you want a clean-shaven look.
NAILS Manicure if needed. Remove or repaint any chipped nail color before your session.
MAKE UP Try to keep your makeup as natural for you as possible. You want to look like yourself! Many local salons offer amazing hair and make up services--even with a natural look! If you normally wear little to no makeup, it is still a good idea to use some makeup to highlight your natural beauty. A little lip gloss and a little mascara will help you to look like yourself while showing off your natural beauty in your portraits.
CLOTHING Solid colors, especially in jewel tones, are best. But don't be afraid of patterns if that's your style. Layer with a jacket or scarf if that fits your look. Iron or steam your outfits and hang on hangers for your session. If you have any new clothes, be sure you have removed size stickers. Finalize accessories and throw in any extras you might want. Have all necessities ready to go, including shoes, undergarments, etc.
Before leaving for your session, brush teeth and touch up hair and make up if needed. You may do this once you arrive at the studio as well. Don't forget your ironed or steamed outfit, your shoes, your accessories, and a comb or brush if needed. During your session I want you to relax and enjoy yourself. I will help guide you through your session... no need to worry about how to "pose". Feel free to bring up any ideas you may have! Headshot sessions move quickly but aim to give you a variety of looks to choose from.
CHOOSING YOUR IMAGES
Shortly after your session you will receive an email with your online proof gallery. Please select the two you prefer and any others if you would like to order more. Two images are included in your session fee, but I am happy to invoice for any additional images if you choose. I will fully retouch your chosen images and send an online download link within three business days.
Please note your proofs will include very basic editing. Your ordered images will include full retouching, including removing blemishes, some skin smoothing, brightening teeth, sharpening, cropping, etc.