Send me any previous headshots you have:
- Tell me what you like about these headshots.
- Tell me what you dislike about these headshots (if anything).
- How did the session(s) go?
Whatever you want to share about the image(s) and the session(s) is helpful. The more insight I get, the better.
If you don't have time to email your old headshots, don't worry.
If you've never had a headshot before, don't worry!
I have found this to be a helpful step in the process to get us to your ideal headshot together!
Keep it simple. Bring as much clothing as you want, you might not wear every item but it's better to have options. I have a place you can hang it all up and an area to change. Remember, when you're picking out clothing options to bring with you, consider how they look from the chest up. Typically the photo will be cropped above the chest, so focus on the shoulders and the neckline of the shirt/outfit. You want clothes that give a clean, defined look. Have a look at my portfolio to see the type of clothing that works.
Try to bring:
- clothes you love - you look great in - you feel great in
- clothes that are form-fitting
- clothes that are one solid color (bonus points if they match/bring out your eye color)
- clothes that are black, white or any shade of gray
- layers; a jacket or sweater that works well with one/many of your tops
- More detailed tips on clothing in this blog post: What Do I Wear?
Try not to bring:
- overbearing patterns (they distract and pull focus from your eyes)
- baggy, loose clothing (they add extra, unwanted pounds)
- high collared shirts/jackets (they shorten the neck)
- wrinkled clothing (the camera will see this)
- clothes that don't fit
Stay away from dressing up too much (however, a nice summer dress or collared shirt and bowtie/tie can be great). This isn't glam. It's you. You'll look amazing, but it doesn't have to be the clothing that's the amazing part.
Clothing should not distract from the 'important stuff' which are your face and your eyes.
Above all, trust yourself, even if it goes against the stuff I said above. If you have a heavy patterned shirt or multi-color shirt with a huge collar that you think is perfect, then by all means bring it!
Pro tip: Do you have a piece of clothing in mind that you love but you don't own? Go buy it! Keep the receipts and the tags on, you can return it after the shoot!
This section is for women. Men, please don't wear makeup.
If you choose to get your makeup done by a professional, I highly recommend going with one of the specialists I've teamed up with. Makeup runs about $125. If hair is needed (simple curling, smoothing etc), there would be an additional charge.
If you do plan to use one of my makeup artists, give me a heads up, as scheduling might have to change. Makeup is one hour prior to our shoot.
So, we may need to move the start time of the shoot.
If you're planning on going elsewhere, or doing your makeup yourself, again, keep it simple.
You want your headshot to represent you. Dramatic makeup 'fads' will date your headshot. The going trend now, is usually out in a year... a natural look is timeless.
The retouching can clean up blemishes so if you break a few zits the day before, don't worry!
Try to avoid:
- heavy eyeliner (on the top and the bottom), avoid sharp, hard lines.
- penciled in eyebrows with a harsh line, make it natural
- fake eyelashes (they weigh down the eyelids, and cause you to look drowsy)
- too much blush
- lip liner
- lipstick (bring in a clear/neutral gloss to keep your lips shiny and/or a hydrating lipstick in neutral colors, to even out chapped lips and unevenness)
- powder foundation (liquid concealer is much better on camera)
If you know you want to try out a more dramatic style of makeup, bring it in and we can add a bit as we shoot... but let's start on the natural side!
During the session, we will review the images on my laptop as we go, so you can see if the makeup is working for you or not.
Payment is due the same day of the session.
If this isn't possible, let me know, we can discuss it. I'm flexible and understanding. So just reach out and let's talk.
- Cash - please bring exact change, don't forget the WA state sales tax
- E-Transfer - sent to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of your session
- Cards - I accept cards via Square at the time of booking or at your session in the studio.
15715 Main St. NE
We are about one block south of the light on Main St and Woodinville-Duvall Rd. The building is next door to the Shell station. There is street parking on Main St, but we suggest driving around back and parking behind the building. The studio is on the back side of the building looking west out toward the valley.
Although the studio space is 202, it is a bit backwards as that from the back of the building we are on the ground floor, but if you enter from Main St. you need to go downstairs and through the glass door (or two) to the back of the building.
My cellphone is: 425-273-2365, text or call if there are any problems, etc.
Feel free to email me back with any questions prior to your session.
Clients under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian over the age of 18.