Tips for Great Business Headshots


Business professionals understand that first impressions are often lasting impressions, and having a great business headshot is an important first step.

Getting a good portrait also requires more than just sitting in front of the camera.  It’s a partnership between you and the photographer

Here are a few tips to ensure the best results


  • For men, don’t get your hair cut the day before your session.  Your hair will look more natural if you get it cut a few days in advance.
  • For women, you may want to have your hair styled the same day as your session.


  • Get rested.  A good night’s sleep the night before your session, drink plenty of water and avoid salty foods and alcohol.  This will help reduce dark circles under your eyes.


  • Mid to late morning are ideal times to schedule your session.  You’ll feel more energized and typically have fewer thins on your mind. You’ll find it easier to relax, too.


  • Makeup for women should be simple and not overdone.  Choose an approach that minimizes shine on your skin.


  • Wear clothing that fits well.  Not too tight or too loose.  Bring freshly ironed clothes to change into at your session to avoid unwanted wrinkles.


  • Darker colors (blue, gray) and mid-tones look good on most people.  Jewel tones can work for women as well.  Avoid strong pattern, bold stripes, clothing with checks or herring bones, logos, and plain white clothing.


  • Long-sleeved clothing that creates a V-neckline (like a jacket with shirt underneath) looks flattering on most people.  Turtlenecks should be avoided (unless you want to pull off the Audrey Hepburn look).


  • Keep your accessories simple.  Neckties, scarves, and jewelry should not draw attention away from the face.


  • Coordinate your clothing choices with the photographer before the session in order to select colors that will complement the environment or background.  Tor headshots and portraits, I tend to choose white, gray or brown backgrounds since these work well with nearly any color clothing.  If in doubt, bring a few options with you.
  • Unless you plan to update your headshot annually, stay away from trendy looks or anything that will appear dated in a few years.


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