It’s the face you show the world. Incredibly, the world needs just one-tenth of a second to judge what they think of you. If you network or do any business online, you need an authentic high-end headshot that elevates your professional or personal brand.
What I can do for you:
- Advertising imagery
- Commercial portraits for branding
- Catalogues, lookbooks
- Portfolio models
- Facilities, interiors
- Events photography professional headshots
We recommend everyone to bring at least 5 to 10 different options for clothing. For headshots, you’ll really just need to concentrate on the top half of your body, so waist up. Rule #1: You have to love it! I don't want to shoot anything that you don't feel comfortable wearing. If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well while wearing it.
People always ask me what colours are best and I really don't have a hard and fast rule about it. It's better for me to get a visual of something, so I suggest bringing a wide variety of colours. That being said, I’ve found that in most cases, bold solid colours tend to look best on camera. Jewel tones usually look great on everyone as does black and grey. Pastels and lighter colours tend to wash out but I certainly have shot many great headshots with light colours so if you love it, bring it. Don't be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. I love textures and layers, but would generally stay away from crazy patterns or busy prints.
If it's not in the studio we can't shoot it, so if you find yourself questioning whether or not something will work just bring it along. I also suggest having some fun with this, if you feel your wardrobe is missing something then go shopping and we'll keep the tags on it and you can return the items you don't want to keep after the shoot. Also, no need for any jewellery or accessories, Ladies. This is about your face, not your bling.
Pro Headshots strongly recommend that our female clients consider having hair and makeup styling done prior to their photoshoot. Our preferred hair and makeup professional Nicole will arrive an hour and fifteen minutes prior and will ensure that you are looking your best ahead of the photography session. Her portfolio can be viewed here. The rate for hair and makeup starts at $99 per person and must be pre-arranged in advance.
If you are comfortable with doing your own makeup, please remember to keep it natural. Here are some tips below to consider when applying makeup ahead of your headshot session:
For hair, style it how you would normally do it on a good hair day. Hairstyles are extremely personal and you know how you like to wear it best. You want to look like you in your headshot and hair is a big part of that. If you need a haircut or colour, I encourage you to get one before your session but not the day before. At least 3 days prior. If you have long hair, especially thick, heavy long hair, you might consider putting it up in a ponytail or bun for your headshot. Putting up your hair draws even more emphasis to the face which is great for headshots. If you want to stop by your usual hair salon/stylist and have your hair blown-out or styled on your way to the session that is always a great decision.
Pro Headshots doesn't recommend men to wear makeup in headshots. If you are a man that wears a little concealer on a daily basis that is fine. I do recommend men to wear a facial moisturizer of some kind so we don't have any dry skin issues. And if you tend to have oily skin, I have a wonderful product that we can put on you to cut the shine if need be.
For hair, please arrive with your hair looking good how you would normally style it. Feel free to bring your hair products with you if you want to change up the look throughout the shoot. If you need a haircut, we encourage you to get one before your session but not the day before. At least 3 days prior.
Make sure you shave well the morning of your session. Dark 5 o'clock shadow is nearly impossible to remove in post-editing so take the time to shave well before you come. If you want a little scruff, that is just fine and if you have a full beard (or anything in between), just ensure the edges are nice and tidy. If you would like to get some shots with and without facial hair, feel free to bring your grooming products with you and you can have you shave half-way through your session.
One more note about wardrobe for you gents. If you are going for a business look (i.e. jacket and tie) I suggest bringing at least 2 different options for jackets and shirts and at least 10 ties. A bad tie can really ruin an otherwise great headshot but it's hard to describe what makes a good tie so I just like guys to bring a lot of choices and pick out 1 - 2 that work best.
Commercial Personal Branding Headshots for Professionals. Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Climbers, Executives, Realtors, Broadcasters, Speakers, Authors, Artists, Actors, Models, Graduates, Jobseekers & Go-getters.
The Cinematic sessions are an outdoor session which creates a cinematic styled image. It can look almost movie-like. Perfect for social media and actors as it reveals your personality in a natural environment.
For those with a high social and business lifestyle, this package is perfect. Select from a headshot, 3/4 shot, full length, editorial image or cinematic styles. Get a library of images for multiple uses.
The professional is packaged for those who are rely on their image being an essential tool to their day to day success. This package you get a head shot and a extra image for added variety in your media brand.
The socialite package is designed for those who after only one shot and don't have a network of outlets. Perfect for Facebook, Linkedin, Dating sites or for smaller businesses who just need a headshot.
We have a number of headshot options for company teams and individual directors depending on your usage requirements. Rates start from $350 and are priced on a per person/number of images needed basis. The longer we spend with each person, the better range/selection of shots we can get for you. Longer shoots also allow time for multiple wardrobe changes. (see here for individual headshot options)
Do you want to add additional value to your conference or event? Or do you want to attract more people to your exhibition stand and give them a fabulous takeaway?
Then talk to us about our Conference and Event headshots service.
Please call Tony for what best suits your needs - 0414 252 737
A headshot is an essential tool today in all aspects of life. Either in the business world or a social world a well-crafted headshot that represents your personality and the brand you wish to communicate to your audience.
In-studio we offer a number of background options, from classic black and white to brown, grey and blues.
If you are selecting a package with more than one image, a 3/4 length portrait would be an ideal option as part of your portfolio. It allows viewers to see more of you while incorporating fashion or work attire.
As part of your package, consider a full length. Airline hosts are expected to have a full-length image in their application, these are also great for advertising and promotional material.
Consider elements and possibilities of holding your product and we can also shoot people individually and then composite together with others to make one unified image.
Have you ever noticed how in movies, the beautiful bokeh of a blurred background really enhances the face of the actors?
We have developed a system that allows for this beautiful style to be used in images. While still using an on-location flash to make your headshot pop.
An advertising photo - is the promotion of your company in the market. Winning presentation of goods and services is a part of corporate advertising.
The Editorial also allows for those who need images for annual reports, press releases and magazine stories. Having the ability to send a well crafted and on brand portrait is vital.
The sales team of the management team is of vital importance to a successful business, projecting a brand image of your team that matches your corporate message.
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