Welcome and thank you for choosing Suzanne Covert Photography.  Just a little information about your session…During you session I will be shooting tethered to a computer.  Part of my process is to edit the session with you as we go.  You and I will inspect each shot one by one to determine its potential use or not. By shooting and editing in this manner we can adjust the focus of the shots during the session to account for anything that you feel we may have missed. I like to shoot my headshots in a horizontal format but if you feel you need vertical shots or 3/4 shots during your session just let me know and I'd be happy to frame the images accordingly.  

 

CLOTHING:

 

Bring a few different options for clothing. For headshots, you’ll really just need to concentrate on tops (unless you’d like some 3/4 shots).  Rule #1: You have to love it!  I don't want to shoot anything that you don't feel comfortable wearing.  If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well while wearing it.

People always ask me what colors are best and I really don't have an answer for that. It's better for me to get a visual of something, so I suggest bringing a wide variety of colors. Don't be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. I love textures and layers, but would generally stay away from crazy patterns. If it's not in the studio we can't shoot it, so if you find yourself questioning whether or not something will work just bring it along. I also suggest having some fun with this, if you feel your wardrobe is missing something then go shopping and we'll keep the tags on it and you can return the items you don't want to keep after the shoot.  I have a steamer, so don't worry about wrinkles, we'll be able to easily sort them out!

 

HAIR & MAKEUP:

 

    •    make-up should be clean and natural

    •    Wear a heavier layer of translucent powder than you normally would - your face will appear flawless in photos. Shine disappears, pores seem smaller, skin looks even, and blush is       smoother

    •    eyeliner should be lighter (not black) and smoothed with eyeliner brush as not to show definite line.

    •    Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkle or shine

    •    Avoid frosts or overly-bright colors

    •    Don't get a new hair cut just before the shoot (you may want to let it grow-in a bit or get used to styling a new cut)

    •    Do not try/use any new product on your hair, face or body the day before or few days before your shoot. In case you have a bad reaction to the product

 

Jewelry:

 

    •    Keep jewelry extremely simple - small is better

    •    Avoid jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated

    •    The picture is about your face, not your jewelry