HOME HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY ABOUT MARY SHOOT INFORMATION BOOK YOUR SESSION

2018 RATES

                                                               

HOW TO PREPARE HAIR, NAILS & MAKE UP

The more prepared you are, the better your pictures will be.  Be well rested, manicured nails and hair color & cut updated.  

HOW TO PREPARE SKIN, HAIR and NAILS FOR YOUR SHOOT

MAKE UP

Everyday make up is different from the way I do make up for my sessions.  That goes especially for teens that love the heavy eyeliner. Come to session with no make up on at all.  I rather start fresh with application.  If you decide to do your own makeup, do not put masacara on or lipstick.  Do that here at studio.  Everything else should be done before you get here.  

If you have certain make up that is the perfect color for you, please bring it.

HAIR

Hair is one of the biggest issues for a lot of people.  If you are not happy with your haircut or color, there is not much I can do.  As a general rule you should not get a haircut the day before your shoot.  I would go with 3 - 5 days before.  

There is nothing I can do in retouching to hide roots.  Please have them done before session.

I like for everybody to come with their hair as done as possible - Although I will change hairstyles during the course of the shoot, I need to know how you like to wear your hair, this is especailly important for acting headshot that should reflect your personal style.

If you have certain special hair tools and products that work terrific on your hair, please bring them.

NAILS

Best nail colors are SHEER nudes, pinks and peaches, french manicure.  No nail polish is WAY better then chipped old nails.

SKIN

Well rested and well hydrated is a MUST for your skin.  Avoid a tans and tanlines.  Avoid salt and alcohol for 3 days before shoot.

BROWS

Go to your "go to" brow specialist 3 days before session.  Don't try someone new.  Stick to how you groom your brows regularly.

 

WARDROBE PREP!

GOOD CLOTHES ARE KEY TO BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!

 

I LOVE when everyone brings me a boat load of clothes for me to pick from.  More the better.  Don't bring the same kind of look.

Bring a variety of styles.  Bring me dark colors (black, greys, navy, maroon, deep purple, dark greens and blues).  

Bring color (red, bright blues and greens, muted colors too) 

Bring light colors ( white, pastels, beige)  I will only photograph light colors in studio.  They blast out in photo if taken outside.

Bring different neck lines ( v-neck, boat-neck, round-neck, collared shirts, long sleeves and short sleeves.  NO turtle necks or any shirt that covers your neck)  

Bring layers ( blazers, cardigan sweater, jean jacket, leather jacket)  All must be form fitted.  NO BAGGY layering!

Bring bottoms ( kakis, dark, med. & light rinse jeans, white jeans, slacks)  I do a lot of 3/4 shots, so your pants need to match your tops.

Bring shoes ( Not too many, just a heel or a dress shoe to make you feel "done", if you are doing a model portfolio, bring a lot of shoes to match outfits) 

Bring accessories ( belts, nude & black bras and bandeaus, ties, simple classic jewelery or fashion forward chunky jewelery.  

WHAT NOT TO DO BRING!

Baggy oversized shirts or dresses, flowy tops or dresses, wrinkled clothes, stained clothes, clothes with logos.

Clothes need to form fitting.  Do not hide your figure.  You need to be you!

Stick to solid colors for headshots.  Model sessions, bring solids and prints

 

SHOP

I always suggest to buy some new clothes and return them after shoot.  JCREW, H&M, BANANA REPUBLIC, ZARA, ANTHROPOLOGIE.

Talk to your agent on looks they want you to do or look at my site and get ideas from my sessions.

 

×