Clothing Tips for Headshots and Personal Branding Photos

Okay, you’ve booked your personal branding session and scheduled it on your busy calendar. Your next question will undoubtedly be “What the heck do I wear?” Planning outfits for your headshot or personal branding session can be stressful but with a few simple tips, you can find pieces that will make you feel confident, beautiful, and powerful in your photos. Read on for all the tips and happy shopping!

Choose a variety of outfits: Bring several outfits for lots of great variety in your images. Our advice is to shop for one casual outfit, one dressy outfit, and an outfit of choice that shows off your personality and helps to tell your story. Adding layers like a jacket or sweater provides more opportunities to create fresh looks and extra interest in photos.

Choose structured pieces: Wear structured clothing that accentuates your waist and shows off your curves. Although your intuition may be to hide unwanted pounds behind a baggy sweater, wearing clothing that hides your features and doesn’t give you a defined shape adds weight to your photos. Try a structured jacket or dress that sinches at the waist.

Watch the length: If you want to get the most out of your images, you will need clothing that is functional. Choose outfits where you can sit, squat, stand, etc. comfortably in ALL of your outfits. Steer clear of super short dresses or skirts as they can be limiting.

Stay Away From Bold Patterns: Choose patterns that are small and flattering. Bold patterns can be distracting in photos and add extra weight to your images.

Iron Your Clothes: Take the time to iron your outfits the night before and hang them up to keep them polished and ready for your session day.

Accessories: Accessories make outfits stand out and give visual interest in photos. Think of your outfit from head to toe and pull in pieces that showcase your personality such as boots, scarves, or purses.

Props: When selecting props, think of the content you need for your website or social media feeds. Bring items that show you working such as a laptop, planners, or smartphone. Bring some of your favorite items such as a camera, mugs, or books. Finally, bring props that showcase any milestones or upcoming events that you want to celebrate.

We hope these clothing tips for headshots are helpful as you plan for your session.

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