TRY THESE TIPS
- Smile: This is tougher than it sounds but with a little encouragement, we’ll help you pull of a genuine smile.
- Make eye contact with the camera: We can do the deep thought photos at another time but this photo is just as much about your audience as it is about you. Eyes are the windows…remember that.
- Dress the part: Financial Advisors may dress more formally than software engineers however keep in mind that more formal dress improves perceived competence.
- The Squint: It’s a combination of a smile and minimal squint. The thought behind this is that when we appear a little too wide-eyed, we may give the impression that we are uncertain and nervous. The squint gives the signal that we are confident and it’s under control.
- Head and Shoulders: Just enough to show yourself off.
Dress To Impress
- Layers: Always the best bet. For example: a jacket or sport coat over a polo or a sweater over a tank. It’s a flawless look.
- Keep It Simple: When selecting your outfit, you’ll also want to be careful to avoid excessively busy patterns, bold stripes or logos. A splash of color such as orange or yellow is a nice touch but we’ll want to limit it a bit as the colors can be oversaturated in digital.
- Jewelry: Remember, we want the focus to be on you so jewelry that compliments your style is great. If you’re wondering if it might distract from your face, then most likely it will and you may want to play it safe.
- Glasses: If you’re wondering whether or not to wear them, consider how people are used to seeing you: with or without. Also be sure to clean them right before you come into your portrait session.
- Hair and Make-Up: If your planning on coloring your hair, try to schedule this with a trim a week before your session so the color can settle. Gentlemen, if you’re doing the clean shaven look, you’ll want to the day of. And with make-up, think clean and classic with subtle colors that compliment your skin tone.