What to wear to a headshot photo session

When preparing for a business headshots session choosing what to wear so that it reflects you, your brand and personality is really important. For men choosing whether to wear a tie or no tie with a jacket for instance, can say a lot about their company ethos and values as well as what they are like as individuals.

clothes for a headshot photo session

Here are a few key points to think about:

  • For the majority of headshots, it’s only your top half you need to worry about.
  • We would (normally) recommend avoiding too many distracting patterns, graphics, branded logos (Nike, etc) or super vibrant colours.
  • Wear what you feel represents you and you, your profession and your company. If you are unsure, bring a few changes of clothing. A classic white shirt is always a great starting point. Consider a formal and casual look for more variety.
  • It is important that you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. If you normally wear bright colours then wearing a white top just isn’t going to feel right to you and that will show in the photographs. It may sound a bit corny but feeling good is the best start to looking good.
  • Do remember to iron any clothing that you may wear for a shoot and have them hung up. We have had people arrive with bin bags full of clothes and wrinkles really don’t look good in a professional image!
  • Remember, if you are part of a larger group such as a company. It may be worth coordinating a look. This doesn’t have to be anymore complex than the men all wear jackets and ties (or not)

The image below gives a few examples of what people have worn to previous headshot sessions

Business Headshots

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As well as photographing at client's offices across the UK, we have regional offices in Bristol and London where we photograph if your office isn't suitable. Please note, we are there by appointment only as we are frequently at clients' offices.

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