What to Wear

Suggestions for your headshot session

  • Clothing that is cleaned, pressed, ironed, wrinkle-free, looks like you just bought it
  • Tops: solid colors (not white or black); bright colors work particularly well
  • Bottoms: keep it simple with bottoms like jeans, leggings, or overalls (for kids under 8)
  • Clothing from brands like The Children’s Place, Gap, Old Navy and Kohls work well
  • Don’t worry about shoes – you won’t see them:)
  • Hair colored barrettes, clips and rubber bands for hair (nothing sparkly or colorful – it should not be noticeable in hair)
  • A hairbrush
  • A stylist will be available to do your makeup and touch up your hair. If you prefer to do your own makeup or have it professionally done, please keep it natural. While we can touch-up your hair, we will not be able to restyle your hairdo or change your hair from curly to straight or vice versa.

What NOT To Wear:

  • Solid black
  • Solid white
  • Gray, beige, cream or dull colors
  • Busy patterns
  • Logos (unless they are subtle)
  • Turtlenecks
  • Anything that will distract from your face (skinny stripes aren’t so great either)
  • Anything super trendy; your child should not wear anything so specific that it will pigeonhole them in a specific role or look
  • Dance tops or glittery tops
  • Jewelry
  • Bring one solid black shirt in addition to other options
  • Clothing that is cleaned, pressed, ironed, wrinkle-free, looks like you just bought it
  • Tops: solid colors (not white); bright colors work particularly well
  • Don’t worry about shoes – you won’t see them:)
  • Hair colored barrettes, clips and rubber bands for hair (nothing sparkly or colorful – it should not be noticeable in hair)
  • A hairbrush
  • A stylist will be available to do your makeup and touch up your hair. If you prefer to do your own makeup or have it professionally done, please keep it natural. While we can touch-up your hair, we will not be able to restyle your hairdo or change your hair from curly to straight or vice versa.

What NOT To Wear:

  • Solid black
  • Solid white
  • Gray, beige, cream or dull colors
  • Busy patterns
  • Logos (unless they are subtle)
  • Turtlenecks
  • Anything that will distract from your face (skinny stripes aren’t so great either)
  • Anything super trendy; you (or your teen) should not wear anything so specific that it will pigeonhole you in a specific role or look
  • Dance tops or glittery tops
  • Jewelry