What you could expect for your Preferred Headshot session

I love my job, and I like to have fun doing it. 

So, let’s start with a silly face while holding my Xrite Color Checker Passport.

After meeting the Preferred Headshots photographer, Terrence Jones, and making sure your name email and phone number are correct, you will be directed to stand, sit or lean in the desired location. If you’re nervous, don’t worry, the photographer will talk you through it. It will be just like you’re hanging out or taking a break. The best thing is to come with a positive attitude and be ready to smile and laugh.

If you can’t decide on an outfit, be sure to look at What To Wear for tips.

If we are only photographing your upper body, you are more than welcome to wear comfortable bottoms like yoga pants.

Choosing your Images

Now comes the hard part from your headshot session, choosing your images.

 We will use one of our different methods to narrowing down your photos. On most cases, we like to tether to a laptop. We can show a few images (not everyone) as we go to make adjustments for the final image. In some cases where acting headshots or headshots, that need multiple locations, tethering isn’t a viable option.

Once the shoot is over we can, depending on the situation; images can be chosen on location or uploaded to a private website. There, you are able to view the pictures in the comfort of your area. Also helps if you need to show others before making the final selection. 


We will say, having your makeup professionally done can make a world of difference, and it feels good to be pampered a little.

Images will be naturally retouched. I want you to be you without the blemishes or that one hair that wants to do its own thing. Preferred Headshots has some of the most excellent retouchers around. They all know the quality we expect, and they deliver every time.
After retouching, the images will be back and ready for you to download from your photo gallery.  You will be in awe.

Headshots - What to Wear

You may not think what you chose to wear in your headshot is that important, but it is. 

Though headshots are traditionally close-cropped, most include your shoulders at the very least. Having this small hint of clothing is extremely important.


Whatever you choose to wear, you should be comfortable, and the look should reflect your intentions. If you’re having headshots done for a corporate website, you will probably want to wear something that reflects your professionalism such as a tailored suit or top. If you’re having your headshots done to reflect your lifestyle or personal brand, you may want to wear something more relaxed. Be sure that your chosen look is clean, wrinkle-free and fits well. The key is to be comfortable. Your comfort will come through in the photo and it will result in flattering headshots where you look happy and confident.


 For your headshot, go with what you know. You know what colors look best on you, so stick with that. Stay with solid colors and small patterns (prints and large patterns can be distracting). To add depth and keep your headshot interesting color coordination is key. If you have blue eyes, try wearing shades of blue, pink or gray. If you have green or hazel eyes, shades of brown and green work well. Avoid colors that are flesh-toned as that can create a monotoned look. Choose colors that make you look and feel confident!

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