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Winner Ventura County's Best Professional Headshot Photography

Tips and Tricks: How to Prepare for Your Professional Headshots


Before you start shooting, take a look in the mirror to make sure your hair looks natural and nothing is out of place. A little bit of hairspray or moisture is a good idea, but don’t go overboard. You want to make sure you maintain your natural look. Before your official shoot begins, your photographer will take a practice image that you can review to make sure everything looks in place.

If during the shoot the photographer adjusts your hair, let them do it and try to refrain from touching it yourself.

2. Makeup 

When shooting a professional headshot, a little makeup goes a long way. It's always best to start light, and layer as needed. Once you see how your makeup appears on camera, you will quickly see that less makeup goes a long way, even if you are accustomed to wearing more. Powder is always good to have to reduce shine under the lights.

If you need any advice, ask your photographer and they will be happy to help.

3. Wardrobe 

Make sure everything is clean and wrinkle-free. Many actor headshot sessions have a steamer on set, but taking the time to steam your wardrobe can take away time from shooting. If you run hot or sweat when nervous, stick to darker colors.

If needed, we carry lint rollers and clothespins to make any small adjustments needed to wardrobes while shooting.

Whether you are an actor or a business professional, having a business headshot can go a long way toward leaving the right kind of impression.  Headshot photography is about more than just lining up your subject while they smile, it is about creating a lasting impression with the single click of a button.    

A commercial photographer like Chris Schmitt Photography can provide you with the best image for your business and a level of quality that can be expected from a comprehensive professional service.      

Hiring a headshot photographer should start with a long look at their portfolio. Chris Schmitt has been photographing headshots for actors and professionals for over 25 years in both Hollywood and Ventura County. Our full service portrait studio in Moorpark CA is the largest portrait studio of it's kind. Complete with Hair and Makeup area, private dressing room and restrooms. We provide a clean safe and fun environment to take you headshots to the next level! We specialize in providing outstanding professional corporate headshots for all trades including actors, realtors, Insurance agents, Doctors, Lawyers, and other industry professionals.                         
If you are looking for the perfect business headshots, you need to give the team at Chris Schmitt Photography a call, today!

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