Headshot Advice

June 18, 2013

Are you getting a headshot done and would like some advice regarding how to choose a photographer, what to wear and how to brand yourself?

The following advice should help most professionals looking for headshot advice, but feel free to email us [email protected] should you need more assistance.

How to choose a headshots photographer

Headshot of JP

a) Hire a specialist, not a generalist, you and your branding should be more important than that.

b) Make sure the photographer allows you to use files.  Some Wedding photographers are most interested in selling prints than your branding needs and will charge you for printing your images.

c) Look at the portfolio and find someone that resembles who you are and want to be captured.  Having images of professional models, or the same person repeated multiple of times is a red flag.

d) Look for google reviews for the headshot photographer, read some of the reviews it will be insightful information.

What advice do you have about what to wear?

a) Dress confidently and accurately depicting who you are on a regular day to day basis.

b) Stay away from loud patterns as it will retract from who you are.

c) Be professional for what is a standard or above the standards.

What looks should I have?

I hate this question, a professional portrait photographer will help you reveal your best…  Worry about hiring the right photographer and the look will find itself.


Art of Headshots Vancouver Studio

970 Burrard Street, Unit 205, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R4
1-604-506-1766

Art of Headshots Victoria Studio

1600 Quadra Street, Unit 106, Victoria BC V8W 2L4
1-778-403-6360

Art of Headshots Kelowna Studio

1480 Richmond Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3T4
1-778-403-6360

Art of Headshots Austin Studio

1701 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
1-512-807-0849

Art of Headshots Calgary Studio

812A 16 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9
1-587-317-6663

Art of Headshots Regina Studio

1808 Smith Street, Unit 210, Regina, SK S4P 2N9
1-306-994-3111

Art of Headshots Edmonton Studio

9662 101A Ave, Unit 203, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A7
1-888-212-8112

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Art of Headshots Toronto Studio

20 Bruyeres Mews, Unit 512, Toronto, ON M5V 0G8
1-437-800-1969

Art of Headshots Ottawa Studio

36 Aconitum way Ottawa, ON K1T 0S1
1-888-212-8112

Art of Headshots Montreal Studio

435 Rue Beaubien, Studio 202B, Montreal, QC, H2V 3Z4
1-438-799-5866

Art of Headshots Halifax Studio

29 Beaumont Drive, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 1V5
1-902-701-7999