You have one chance to make a first impression
Let’s make it a good one. Here’s my headshot creation process:
Step 1: Pre-Session Consultation – Let’s talk. What are we using these headshots for? Acting, LinkedIn, Tindr? What are the personality traits that we are trying to convey? Compassion, approachability, leadership? Every face is different. What physical features do you want to emphasize?
Step 2: The Shoot – I guarantee an unlimited supply of Dad-jokes and bad puns. I believe it’s the photographer’s job to make the subject feel at ease. Rest assured that I’ll be giving you plenty of gentle direction on expression and angles.
Step 3: Feedback and Collaboration – During your session, we’ll review the images photographed so that we can work together and collaborate on what looks best. At the end of your session, you will select your favorite headshots, and I will send these photographs to be professionally retouched.
Step 4: Digital Delivery – Your photographs will be delivered to you via e-mail within 72 hours.
1 hour session – my Quincy studio
Unlimited outfit changes
(2) high resolution retouched images
15 minute session – my Quincy studio
(1) high resolution retouched image
What do you want your headshot to say about you?
Nicole’s Headshot Tips
- Please bring clothing that you love and feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. Be yourself. Infuse your own personal style.
- Gravitate towards simple, timeliness, and solid clothing. Avoid trends, loud patterns, and logos.
- Darker colored clothing will attract less attention and put the attention on your face and eyes
- Coordinate details! Layers, ties, belts, textures, jewelry.
- Necklines change the shape of your face. Bring a few options and we’ll work with you to see what works best!
- Shoes are unnecessary unless we are photographing a full-body look
- Avoid scarves. They hide your neck.
- Drink water. Ideally, 8 glasses of water per day! Your skin will thank you.
- Get plenty of sleep. Be well rested to avoid dark eye circles.
- Wash your face. Moisturize.
- Clean nails with neutral manicure colors
- Use chapstick or lip balm the night before and morning of.
- Come with clean hair
- If you’re getting a haircut, we recommend having it at least 2 days prior to your shoot.
- Fried and salty foods cause bloating and water retention.
- Prepare your facial hair – Trim or pluck a couple days in advance in case your skin is irritated.
- Avoid harsh treatments before your headshot session (facials, extreme exfoliation, tanning, etc)
- Avoid trying new treatments before your headshot session in case your skin has a reaction
- Different outfits and details
- Hair comb
- Lip balm or chap stick
- Makeup and hair products, if necessary
- Blotting paper if your skin gets oily