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  • What is a headshot?

    A headshot is a professional photograph of a person’s head including all their hair, shoulders and upper body. Typically used for business, acting, or modelling purposes.

  • Why do I need a headshot?

    You need a headshot as it serves as the first impression that you make with potential clients or employers. It portrays your level of professionalism and helps you stand out in a competitive market. And for dating it can make or break getting lots more matches.

  • What makes a good headshot?

    A good headshot should be a clear representation of yourself that showcases your personality and professionalism. It should have good lighting, sharp focus, and a clean background. Your facial expression should be natural and engaging, and your clothing and hair should be neat and appropriate for the purpose of the headshot.

  • What should I wear to my session?

    You should wear clothing that is clean, lint free, neat, and appropriate for the industry or purpose of the headshot. Solid colours, non reflective options are our recommendations, fine patterns or other company logos should be avoided.

  • How should I do my hair and makeup for a headshot?

    Your hair and makeup should enhance your natural features and be kept simple and natural unless you’re going for a specific look. Avoid extreme, lustrous or reflective makeup. Hairstyles should be you and the way you’d like to look for the next year or two.

  • How can I prepare for my headshot session?

    You can prepare by practicing different facial expressions in front of a mirror, getting plenty of rest the night before, and arriving at the shoot with a positive attitude and confidence in your appearance.

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    Chartridge Village (near Chesham), Buckinghamshire