Portrait photography can be intimate and feel a little obtrusive for people who aren’t used to being photographed. At Anna Kobelak Photography we make it our mission to provide a comfortable experience that results in professional portraits or headshots that you’ll be proud to share. We’ll help you select the right outfit, location, and pose for your session. Here is a list of tips on how you can prepare for your next portrait or headshot session.
Choose muted (neutral) tones (e.g. tan, black, navy blue, dark green, burgundy)
Tops with sleeves at least to the elbow
Long pants or a skirt below the knee
Dark socks and footwear (unless barefoot or sandals)
Clothes should be ironed (wrinkle-free)
Jewelry should be simple and minimal
Recommended Hair & Makeup
Hair should be styled as for a regular day
If getting a haircut, the haircut should be at least one week before the portrait session
Make-up should be light & natural in appearance
Bring chapstick (no glitter) to avoid dry/cracked lips
Nails and hands should be clean and moisturized
Bring a brush or hair products to help calm flyaways
Lip balm can help you keep your lips looking soft
Keep make-up simple and in line with your everyday look
What about people who wear glasses?
Transition lenses are not recommended for outdoor photo shoots and indoor spaces with lots of natural light. They are very light sensitive and will end up looking like sunglasses when you don’t want them too. Be prepared to take them off if needed, and continue to shoot without them.
Practice makes perfect!
If you are nervous about your upcoming portrait or headshot, it is always a good idea to practice the expression you want to portray in the mirror. Doing this can help you calm your nerves and focus on getting across the look you are going for!
Our team at Anna Kobelak Photography will make you feel comfortable and confident with your portraits or headshots. Hopefully, this article has been informative to you, and can help you prepare for your photo session!
Contact Anna Kobelak to book your personal branding, business portrait or headshot session by calling 416-855-9595 or filling out the form below.