Getting Ready


Here are some of our best industry tips to ensure your photo really shines.


Solid colors work best. Avoid white so you don’t blend into the background.

If going with a pattern, keep it simple.

Start with a simple shirt or blouse and slowly add layers – scarf, jacket, etc.

Make sure clothes are well pressed before the shoot. Wrinkles in clothes are difficult to edit out.

*Consider bringing a lint brush or roller with you.

This type of photo focuses on your face, so pants and shoes are generally not visible in the frame. Be comfortable!


Aim for a clean-shaven face or a neatly trimmed beard.
Moisturize! Bring lip balm with you.
Have your hair trimmed and neat. Have a comb or brush on hand.


Moisturize your face and lips. Bring lip balm with you.
Have makeup done; consider a professional application.
Hair freshly styled. Play around with hair up or down across images.
Bring lipstick/gloss with you for fresh application on site.

Posing Tips

Try these tips in the booth

Keep your chin down. This will shape your face beautifully.

Having your arms straight by your sides can look uncomfortable. Cross your arms, place your hands on your hips, etc. Look confident, feel confident.

Try removing your glasses to avoid glare.

Turn slightly to one side, and dip your shoulder towards the camera. Work your best angles.