Have one great outfit together. Head to toe that looks good including polished shoes.
Try on your outfit in front of the mirror to make sure it all looks good together, and fits correctly - not too big and bulky and not too small (jacket should be correct size and length in arms, shirts and blouses should be correct length at cuffs, not too tight at the buttons or billowed)-, add any accessories you feel go with it, and steamed press, de-lint, de-fur, and hang them ready to wear (do not wear this outfit until your photo or it will wrinkle).
AVOID- sneakers, flip flops, t-shirts, jeans, white or off-white colors, pink, or yellow, or light/pale blue, busy patters, hats, brands, logos, tank tops and athletic attire.
BACKGROUND: If your background is light grey - DO NOT WEAR GREY. If your background is white - DO NOT WEAR WHITE.
Women- a blouse or shirt with a circular collar rather than a V, Jewelry should be appropriately sized and not dominate.
Men- a blazer and button down is best so that there are options for having the jacket on or off. Bring an additional shirt. Do not wear light colored plaid, or white shirts unless you are wearing a blazer overtop or it will over expose on camera.
Face. Wash your face moisturize. Make sure your facial hair is under control, eye brows, ears, nose, beards, the works. Shave in the morning.
Hair. Get a hair cut if you need to. Color your hair and make sure your roots have been touched up.
Lips. Moisturize intensely for 48 hours prior to the shoot. Exfoliate your lips if needed.
Get good rest as it’s critical to looking your best, least puffy, and dark circled.
Yes. Practice your expression in front of the mirror. It’s important to know what your face looks like smiling, serious, and grinning.
What to bring
Women - Full outfit, make up and lipstick.
Men - Full outfit plus extra shirt, lip balm
**PLEASE ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME IF SUBJECT WEARS GLASSES AS LIGHTING WILL NEED TO BE ADJUSTED.
Example of white on white below.