Avoid large areas of white if possible.
White can be tricky because it can look a bit "virgin sacrifice" and it can easily get overexposed and come out pure chalky "blown out" white.
Stripes and patterns can SOMETIMES be ok, but add them to the already established pile of safe conservative stuff.
What to bring
- Eight to fifteen shirts (including dresses, t-shirts and singlets)
- Hair product if you want to
- Make up if you want to
- Plain earrings as well as some more character'y ones
- Simple jewellery if you want
- Bra's to suit each look
READ THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE DOING YOUR OWN MAKE UP
Natural, day time make-up is best for headshots.
However, keep in mind that the flashes and camera will weaken the effect of your make-up by up to 50%, so apply it slightly heavier. Even better is to come with make up on, but bring the products so you can re-apply here if necessary. If getting a make up artist to do your make up, it is suicide to not have some of their colour of lipstick for touch ups.
Do not try new tricks or colors, just do whatever you know works for you.
Things to avoid...
- Very pale foundation and powder (will give a washed out look)
- Colours that contrast a lot
- Red toned skin and yellow toned foundation (and vice versa)
- Iridescent, pearly or frosty eyeshadows (these will 'flare out')
Stick to MATT.
- Very shiny lips (a little lip gloss is fine, but don't over-do it)
- Some mineral foundation is not good for photography - too shiny and wrong colour
MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO USE MATT MAKE UP.
LOTS OF IT.
And POWDER in a matching colour
Food and drink
Eat a healthy proper meal an hour or two before you come. Don't let your blood sugar drop too low by being hungry. Don't let it spike too high by eating junk food crap, fat or sugar.
Don't drink too much coffee. It makes you feel vaguely awful. Have just enough to keep withdrawal headaches away.
Your shoot is going to be fun. The photos will be awesome and you will be delighted. There is no need to be nervous.