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"Dallas Headshots"  / Do's and Don'ts


Do:

1. Take two or three changes of clothing so you can experiment with contrasting colors before we begin. You only need the top half of the outfit for “head and shoulder” type headshots. 

2. Ask me what color background we are using and what prime color would compliment it.

3. Tell me (before you arrive) the image you are trying to convey. What type business are you in? What is your corporate or business culture? Look at other photos of those in your company for samples to compare. 

If you are "not" a corporate type, let me know what type of look you want to portray. Maybe send me samples of stuff you like.

4. Dark clothes attract less attention and put the attention on your face and eyes. 

5. Guys: if you have a heavy beard, shave right before arrival.

6. Guys: Do _bring_ something additional if you are adding a "casual" look (vs. just taking off a suit jacket and tie and trying to make your white shirt look casual.) 

Take along a button down, golf shirt, or something similar on a hanger so it is indeed "casual" but still fresh. No short sleeve shirts, please.

In general, for your casual shot, a shirt with a collar is going to look better than a shirt without a collar, but if "love your shirt" (for whatever reason) sure, bring it.

7. Be yourself!

Don't:

1. Don’t get a new hair cut just before the shoot. Give it a week. Consider having it styled for the shoot, but skip the cut. If you really want a cut, just don't go radical. VBG.

2. Don't wear something that might "clash" with background (know background color in advance.)

3. Don’t wear white unless you wear it underneath something.

4. Don't wear jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated. 

5. Don’t overdress. Don't wear "big" jewelry, big scarves, big hair.

6. Don't wear loud stripes or checks. Avoid herringbone. No short sleeve shirts, please.

7. Don't wear a turtleneck (unless it is a _very good look for you_.) In general a v-neck style will be more attractive. In general a v-neck with a collar works best.

8. Don't wear a jacket you cannot button, or you have to stretch to be able to button.  It will not look good and you will not feel good about it.  Bring something that fits properly. A bit on the loose side is always going to be better than a bit on the tight side.

9. Don't over-do your makeup. And I don't mean the "style" of your makeup, I mean in the thickness and amount of application on your skin.  

10.  Don’t be afraid to ask me / CALL me about any of these BEFORE you arrive.

11. Don't forget.  You can never go wrong with CLASSIC.  It always wins, looks good and lasts.


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Dallas Headshot and Executive Portrait Photographers Clint Swisher & Associates. We are State of TX DBA "Dallas Headshots." We specialize in Dallas corporate executive portraits and corporate headshots done on location. Business headshots. Headshots for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Headshots for attorneys, headshots for realtors. Team photos. Group photos. Headshots for web pages. Corporations and business headshots and executive portraits of all types. We have been photographers in Dallas for over 25 years. We are professional photographers and Dallas headshot and executive portrait photography specialists. We can services all areas of Dallas and Fort Worth, TX including the Metroplex and all surrounding suburbs.