Everyone should have a great profile photo. Everyone has the right to look gorgeous. I love the word gorgeous and I don't think I can ever overuse it. You deserve great photographs of yourself. Let's work together to put the best you out there. Currently booking headshots and beauty portraits in Perth and Melbourne Australia.

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Headshot Prepping

You've finally booked in to get that headshot so let's make the most of it by prepping before the shoot.  
First and foremost hydration is important, so start drinking water, it will give you the healthy hydrated skin that we all want. Hydrated skin looks great in camera.  
Opt for more steamed vegetables, less sugar and fried foods, keep meals lean and healthy. Do not drink alcohol the night before the shoot. 
Now let's break everything else down. 
Good hair can make a headshot. Please come to the session with how you normally wear your hair on your best hair day. 
For those in need of a haircut, do so a week beforehand so that you get used to your hairstyle and it can grow in a little. 
On the day of please comb your hair, messy hair is difficult to fix in editing so please do not believe that everything can be fixed in post. Yes i can remove some stray flyaway hairs but not if we don't have a good foundation to start with. If you opt to get your hair styled, please style it the way you normally wear your hair so that you look like you in the headshots. 
Be groomed and cleaned. If you need to wax and shave - do it. Half beard is a no, 5 o'clock shadow is fine, ensure you are neat and trim. 
Eyebrows really do frame your face. If there is only ONE thing to do before your session then groom your brows!  
When you get your eyebrows professionally waxed/ threaded/ shaped do so 3-4 days before your shoot, If you normally use Henna, this tends to be applied on the heavier side so I would suggest 4-5 days before so that they look natural on the day. For those with sparse eyebrows feel free to fill them in on the day, once again a light touch is best. 
To help keep your lips moisturised or if you tend to chapped lips, brushing them with a toothbrush works wonders and then applying cream to lips helps tremendously, I am a fan of Lucas pawpaw cream. Lipstick in a shade darker than your natural lips looks great. Wear whatever colour you normally wear and love. 
As stated above drinking water will hydrate and make your skin look better. Moisturising will also help so get onto this. For those wearing foundation, I prefer liquid foundation as it is more hydrating. No need to apply with a heavy hand we are simply going for a slightly even skintone. Powder foundations tend to appear drier on the skin under studio lights which is why it is not a favourite of mine. Using a touch of blush to the cheeks also give a fresh tone, the main aim is to look like yourself so however you usually present yourself is perfectly fine. 
I will pop your eyes with the lighting, please apply eye makeup lightly. For those that use eyeshadows it is best to keep to light colours that match your skin tone, no need for false lashes they won't be that noticeable in camera. 
I can whiten teeth in post so please come in with a smile!
Keep clothing simple. Clean ironed well fitted clothing works best. One solid colour works best. The best colours tend to be muted - grey, navy, maroon, olive green, blue, black, off white, nothing fluoro - fluoro will reflect back onto your face and you will be tinged with that colour. Solid colours work best so that it's all about your face and not your clothes. Suit jackets look great keep them fitted. Same with dress fitted works best. 

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