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How To Prepare For Your Photoshoot

Bonjour, and congratulations on booking your headshot session with me, Marie! I’m truly excited to work with you and create stunning portraits that capture your personality and style. To ensure you have the best experience possible, here are some tips to help you prepare for your session.

Relax and Embrace the Experience

It’s natural to feel a little nervous, especially if this is your first professional headshot session. Don’t worry – I’ll guide you through the entire process and make sure you feel comfortable and confident. Remember, this is all about capturing the authentic YOU!

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Rest is essential! A good night’s sleep will help you feel refreshed and look your best for your session. And if you can, avoid consuming excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol the night before, as they can affect your skin and energy levels.

Man wearing a grey suit without a tie
Marie Feutrier, expert Headshot photographer wearing a plain dark red t-shirt and a denim jacket

Choose Your Wardrobe Wisely

Feel Good, Look Good:

The most important thing is to bring clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. If you feel great in your outfit, it will translate to your expression in the photos.

Dress Like You, But Better:

Aim to wear clothing that represents your daily work attire, but with a slight upgrade. Think of what you would wear to an important meeting or presentation – you want to look polished and professional.

Keep It Simple:

Avoid bold patterns and shiny materials, as they can be distracting in photos. Instead, opt for solid colors and simple designs that complement your features.

Embrace Denim, Plain Tees, or Well-Fitted Dress Shirts:

I personally love the look of denim, plain t-shirts, and well-fitted dress shirts. They’re versatile and timeless, making them perfect choices for headshots. If these options align with your style, consider incorporating them into your wardrobe for our session.

Say No to Baggy Collars and Puffy Sleeves:

To ensure a polished appearance, avoid clothing with baggy collars and puffy sleeves. These can create unflattering silhouettes and distract from your face.

Remember, your headshot is all about showcasing your unique personality and style. By selecting the right wardrobe, you’ll feel confident and look fantastic in your photos. If you have any questions or need additional guidance on what to wear, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help you every step of the way!

Makeup and Grooming:

For makeup, I recommend going for a natural look that enhances your features without appearing overly done. If you’re unsure about makeup, don’t hesitate to bring your kit with you, and we can make adjustments as needed. Men, consider some professional grooming before the shoot.


Arrive at your session with your hair styled as you would on a normal day. No one knows your hair better than you do! If you’d like, you can bring some hair products and styling tools to make adjustments during the shoot.

Man with a long beard wearing a suit and tie

Have Fun and Trust the Process

Remember, your headshot session is an opportunity to express yourself and showcase your unique personality. Trust in my expertise, and most importantly, have fun! I’ll make sure to capture the perfect headshot that represents the real you.

I can’t wait to see you at your session! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out. À bientôt!