Tips to help you prepare for your headshot session

A few things to ensure we rock your headshot session. If you haven’t already, look in the mirror. Get an idea of what your expressions look like, and practice the look that says, “I am confident.”, “I am Friendly” “I am Professional”.  Don’t worry, I’ll coach you through your best expressions, but this way we have a solid starting point.

Get plenty of rest the night before. Plan a day ahead, so that you have time to either; walk, run, bike ride, something that will make you physically tired.  Sleeplessness is often a symptom of stress. We don’t want any stress conveyed in your headshot.

Hydrate the day before your headshot session. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water. There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule and is very easy to remember.  

Hydrate your skin as well. Don’t forget to moisturize the night before. Fellow photographer Melissa Tremblay brings up a good point when she recommends a moisturizer without SPF, as the sun protection can cause reflections when lit with photographic lights.

Men, if you have sensitive skin, use shaving balm after your shave.

Come ready to have fun.