Congrats on booking Denver, San Diego, Seattle, Atlanta and Philadelphia's best corporate headshots!
By deciding to hire Happy Hour Headshot, you've officially completed the hardest part of getting amazing images. While we do all the hard work from here, there are some details that can help you prepare for your stardom.
Ask your company, which package they purchased so you know how long you have with the photographer and what to expect in terms of number of final images.
Some insider secrets to help you get ready:
5 days before: Take a discerning look: are your teeth in need of some sparkle? Do-it-yourself teeth whitening makes a world of difference in your photos (and your everyday)! Consider using Crest White Strips for 4-5 days prior to your pictures. These strips are quick, easy, long-lasting, and painless (even on sensitive teeth). Our clients are constantly thanking us for this little suggestion.
1-2 days before: Watch this 15 minute video and learn how to "accentuate your jawline." And if you're super inspired, spend 15 more minutes learning how to "squinch!" Acclaimed photographer Peter Hurley coaches you on two of the best secrets to looking amazing in your photos. It may feel kind of odd, but seriously practice up: you'll never take an ugly mugshot again!
What to wear, hair, makeup, etc.:
No need to be fancy. Let your smile be the focal point. Rather plain clothes are ideal, especially tops. Limit jewelry and no long necklaces (they can get cut off in the image). Simple layers or basic textures and patterns are all fine. Logos on clothes are not. Unless the logo relates to your line of work, best to not have the visual distraction. Also even if you plan for only a "head" shot, we shoot sometimes at waist-length and also may do a few full lengths, so make sure you have something nice on the bottom even if it's just jeans. Also, a put-together outfit adds confidence! Please consult your company to see if they have a dress code in mind.
Makeup. Ladies we recommend, but not too heavy. Men, we don't recommend.
Hair. Ladies, a blowout is never a bad idea. Guys, easy on the hair gel.
Glasses. We love them. Just be sure they aren't the kind that turn dark in the sun.
Limit alcohol and sugar the night before your shoot to avoid puffiness. Drink lots and lots of water (starting 5 days prior).
Step 1: Look for your photographer (more about our photogs) in the office or outside shooting. Please be ready during the period of time allotted to you so that when it's your turn you can walk right out. Shoots take from 2-12 minutes depending on which package your company purchased.
Step 2: Whether you consider yourself photogenic or not, our No. 1 goal is to make you look great. So, think like an actor with your photographer as your director. Our job is to coach you into poses that will look natural and amazing, and while some techniques may sound a bit strange go with them and trust your photographer! We are really great at what we do. If you haven't seen our portfolio yet, check it out.
Please understand that we shoot in natural conditions outdoors - this means moisture, wind, heat, cold, sunshine, clouds - and this means that your headshot will be “non-static” and your hair may blow around a bit or be affected by weather. We like this and hope you will too!
Editing and delivery:
Final editing takes 2-3 weeks and includes cropping, straightening, color tones, exposure, and sharpening. Your images will not be changed in integrity, i.e. they will not be airbrushed or “photoshopped.” We deliver your Best Self au natural. All images include unrestricted use by client and can be downloaded to an unlimited number of devices.
Real people. Extraordinary headshots.
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