When you’re thinking about your image, ask yourself these very important questions.
What do my clients want or expect to see?
If you dress to meet their expectations, then you can’t go wrong. Have a look on LinkedIn for your colleagues headshots or on your corporate web site for ideas.
What reflects my personality?
It’s important that you consider who you are, there should be some part of your outfit that talks about yourself.
Is there a corporate / industry norm that I want to follow?
In some cases, the right choice might be dictated to, by the corporation that you are in – check with your organization in case they have expectations prior to your session.
More is More
If in doubt – bring it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had clients arrive in a single outfit and then think of something else they would prefer – something else that is hanging in their closet because they were sure this was the one that they wanted, except now it isn’t. Bring it, bring it, bring it (even if we never use it).
Headshots 101 – what are we photographing? You. You’re the star of the show. So, if you wear something that yells for attention, you’re actually competing against yourself. Try to keep your attire clear of heavy patterns or sharp contrasts – solid colours work best.
These should follow the same rule as your clothes. Simple, classic, elegant works best, for example, simple white pearls, simple earrings. For men, wearing a tie is fine if the tie doesn’t have an elaborate pattern on it (which may look distracting in the final image).