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4 Tips For What To Wear For A Professional Headshot Session - From A Professional Photographer.

Professional headshots are a crucial part of your branding toolkit. In this day and age, it's not enough to just have a website or Facebook page. You need to be seen in person to get the attention you deserve.

In this blog, we'll talk about what to wear for a professional headshot session from Will Sundquist Photography, a professional photographer. We will also go over some things you should know before your photo shoot that will help you to prepare for a successful headshot session. As always, these tips come from someone who has been in the industry for many years and has photographed many Bay Area professionals throughout his career.

What to wear for a professional headshot session

The first thing you will need to know before your shoot is what to wear. The truth is, this can be a difficult question because the answer really depends on what type of professional headshot you are booking. If you are booking a headshot for LinkedIn or social media, then the answer is simpler. You should dress in something that is clean and professional without being too flashy or revealing. A great place to purchase your attire is in the Santa Row shopping center, Scotch & Soda.

The importance of preparation

It's important to prepare for your headshot session. If you're not, the photographer might have to spend more time trying to get a good shot than he or she should and that will cost you more money. Your first step should be to decide what type of headshot you want. There are so many different types of headshots: professional, executive, online marketing, actor/actress, etc. All of those different types require a different wardrobe so it's important to know if your photo shoot is for an executive headshot or a marketing one because this will affect the type of clothes you need to wear.

Next up is preparing for the photo shoot itself. The photographer will give you specific instructions on how to dress and where they want you to go (e.g., inside the photographer's studio or outside). They'll also tell you how many people should show up and whether or not there should be any props. It's important to follow their directions as closely as possible because it will make things go smoother for everyone involved and lead to better results in the end!

Getting the most out of your session 

When it comes to headshots, you want to make sure you are getting the most out of your session. Nobody wants to go through the process of a professional headshot session without feeling confident. It may sound obvious, but before anything else, wear something that makes you feel good about yourself. Just be aware that this doesn't mean anything too flashy or revealing. You want your outfit to complement you and show off your personality.

This should go without saying, but after you have chosen an outfit for your shoot, do not change clothes or try on other outfits before the photo shoot. You will have plenty of time to decide what other outfits look best after your shooting is over so patience is key!


1. Wear clothes that are clean, pressed and fit your style.

2. Make sure your hair is styled and makeup is done. 

3. Bring a list of the accomplishments you want to be featured in your headshot. 

4. Bring a great attitude and be ready to have some fun!

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