Clothing & Preparation
Clothing: Consider what you want your clothing to say about you and how it will serve your marketing goals. For ideas check out my website to see what other actors wore. Think of it as a journey and pack a suitcase! If you are not sure about something, bring it. I can then help you make the best final choices. Make sure all clothing is clean, stain free, de-linted and pressed. I will have a steamer, hangers and a lint brush available for your use.
Preparation: It is important to remember that these photographs represent you at your best and most attractive. In order to achieve this goal, please review the following helpful hints:
- Shirts—Long and short-sleeved. Button down, pullover, v-neck and crew. T-shirts, tank tops (if flattering to your body type), flannel, denim, fleece, and sweaters.
- Pants—Medium and darker denim project better on camera. Black pants are also good.
- Jackets/Suits—Denim, leather and suede are great. Suit coats, ties and dark blazers are also nice for very specific business looks.
- Dresses/Skirts – Dresses and long skirts.
- Shoes—Bring shoes that make you feel a certain way when you wear an outfit or go barefoot if you like.
- Generally speaking, try to avoid loud patterns in clothing choices. However, they can be effective if you want to market yourself in a less traditional manner.
- Women should bring bras appropriate to different colored clothing and necklines.
- Don’t be afraid to bring clothing that accentuates your body. Avoid logos and bulky clothing that hide your body type
Get sufficient sleep the night before your shoot
- Drink plenty of water and avoid the use of alcohol and other substances at least a week prior to your shoot. Make sure that your system is clean. It makes a difference!
- Avoid overexposure to the sun, as tans do not photograph well.
- If you color your hair, get your color re-touched a week prior to the shoot. (avoid roots)
- If you plan to get your hair cut, be sure to schedule the haircut appointment a week prior to shooting, so your hair has a chance to “settle” after the cut.
- Avoid crazy nail polish colors. Natural nails are great, but it’s up to you.
- Make sure that eyebrows are neatly shaped. If necessary, have your eyebrows waxed or threaded - but don’t do this the day before the shoot as your face may be a bit irritated at first. Try to have it done a week in advance.
- Contact lens wearers should bring saline solution.
- If you want to be photographed in eyeglasses, ideally the lenses should be removed in order to eliminate glare.
- Men come freshly-shaven. If you would like to do part of your shoot with facial hair, be sure to bring a razor and shaving cream.
- Make-up and hair-care products will be provided. However, if there is something that you like to use, bring it along.
- Bring your favorite CD’s or choose from my collection. You can also connect your ipod or iphone to my sound system.
- Be sure to allow plenty of time to get to the studio on the day of your shoot. It’s all about staying relaxed and having fun!