Congrats on booking Seattle's hippest 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.
First, if you haven't already seen it, check out our homepage for an overview of how we work with our clients.
Next, 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 with this video 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.:
Day-of: Please arrive at your Happy Hour Headshot location at least 5 min. in advance of your scheduled time. Look for Savanna with a very large camera. (More about Savanna.) She also may be out shooting so if you don't see her look for Happy Hour Headshot signage on her table and just relax, grab a drink if you like.
Tips on choosing your photos: You and Savanna will decide which images are your best. You might not realize how much you rely on your online image to represent your first impression. Consider what that means to you: first impressions of a potential client, an employer or even a date. If you are an actor, your headshot is your key to entry! You may have over 100 photos to chose from. Please be prepared to look intentionally while pondering how you might use your photos: community and business ventures, social media or dating sites, professional and personal, all with a variety of looks to put your best face forward! As a reminder, our digital packages are priced between $195-$395. Detailed pricelist here.
For day-of issues: call or text Savanna at 858-232-0758 however be aware that she maybe shooting and won't be able to respond immediately. If weather looks questionable, please check your email/text during the day for cancellation or alternate timing; however please note that she will shoot under buildings with light rain or between showers. And some of our locations are "rain-proof" with good coverings. Also, most of our events are sold out, and we do not refund your $85 if you are unable to make it.
See you soon!