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Basic Headshot Session Preparation Tips

Preparing For Your Business Headshot Photography Session

Thank you for trusting Orange County Headshots of Mark Jordan Photography with your professional headshot. Before we meet for your headshot session we advise familiarizing yourself with our Basic Headshot Session Preparation Tips. Whether your headshot is for business or theatrical, these essential steps have proven to be greatly beneficial in helping our clients being best prepared for their time with Mark.


Basic Headshot Session Preparation Tips

THE WEEK BEFORE

  • Contemplate and decide on your clothing selections.
  • Headshot Session Preparation Basics: The Week Before by Orange County Headshots

    Preparing for your headshot: The Week Before

    If scheduling a haircut or new style, advise stylist you need to look not so spanking brand new! In short, allow several days for a new haircut/style to settle in.

  • A few nights of restful sleep will reap manifold benefits.
  • Everyday, drink ample water to restore elasticity and plump your skin cells.
  • Confirm you have directions to our studio and allot ample time to arrive on time.
  • Plan ahead for the day of your session, keeping plans and schedule light.

NOTE: We understand that the vast majority of scheduled headshots are arranged within a day or two of one’s headshot appointment. Therefore, our “Week Before” Basic Headshot Session Preparation Tips may be made moot. Regardless, do your best – apply what’s relevant/practical and ignore what’s behind you. Smile – it’s all good.

THE NIGHT BEFORE

Headshot Session Preparation Basics: The Week Before by Orange County Headshots

Preparing for your headshot: The Night Before

  • Set aside your clothing selections. If a question arises, bring it! We can decide at your session.
  • Pack grooming essentials, such as comb, brush, hair spray, makeup, blowdryer, curling iron, etc.
  • Rehearse morning schedule to ensure ample time to prepare, commute and arrive.
  • If you’re a person who utilizes a checklist, make one.
  • Confirm directions are at hand. Allow for a few minutes more than might need.
  • If you or company has special headshot specifications, by all means pack them!
  • Set your alarm and get a good night’s rest.

NOTE: Because your daily concerns and emotions will be revealed in your headshot, it is vital that your day has been prearranged so that such matters will not be a factor. If not, and the timing of your headshot is not imminent, please feel free to reschedule.

THE DAY OF

Headshot Session Preparation Basics: The Week Before by Orange County Headshots

Preparing for your headshot: The Day Of

  • Wake with a smile, be grateful, and begin to execute your morning plan.
  • Drink more water.
  • If not arriving in your clothing, ensure they’re packed in your vehicle (along with your directions).
  • Also remember grooming essentials.
  • If you or company has special headshot specifications, by all means bring them!
  • If you’ve made a checklist, check it.

NOTE: Should you awake not feeling well, an office call requires your immediate attention, or any concern arrises, please feel free to call and talk with us – you just might need to reschedule. No worries – it happens.


Finally, to learn about Headshot Preparations for Clothing, Hair, Makeup, Jewelry, and more:

• Headshot Preparation Tips for Women
• Headshot Preparation Tips for Men

As always, should you have questions regarding any aspect of your approaching headshot, no concern is too small.

Mark Jordan


Orange County Headshots Tips by Mark Jordan
Master Craftsman Photographer
American Society of Photographers
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum
Orange County Photographer of the Year
3-Time Honoree -EPCOT’S World’s Greatest Photographers Exhibit


When looking for a professional Orange County Family Portraits photographer, or Orange County Headshots Photographer please call 949-888-8071 or complete our online request form.


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