I hope that you found my tips for getting a great headshot helpful and that they got you excited about updating your current headshot or having one taken for the first time.

As I mentioned earlier, headshots are used in a number of ways. They may be on your business card, company website or social media pages, printed materials and even signs.

A high-quality professional photo is often your first chance to make a good impression with a first time client or future employer. If you don’t currently have a headshot that you love, then we should talk. I’d love to work with you to create a headshot that makes you and your business stand out.


Headshot Basel Carmen Wong Fisch Portrait studio

In my last post, I shared a few “To Do’s”. Today, we’re wrapping up with somethings that you should NOT do on your session day. Are you ready?

  1. Don’t get a new haircut just before the session. Give it a week.

  2. Don’t wear something that might “clash” with the background.

  3. Don’t wear jewelry that will distract from your face or that is very trendy and might look dated quickly.

  4. Don’t overdress. Don’t wear “big” jewelry, big scarves, big hair, or big sleeves.

  5. Don’t wear loud stripes or checks. Avoid herringbone pattern and no short sleeve shirts, please.

  6. Don’t wear turtleneck unless it is a good look for you. I personally love turtlenecks. But in general, a v-neck style will elongate the neck and be more attractive for most people.

  7. Don’t wear a jacket you cannot button, or that you have to stretch to be able to button. It will not look good and you will not feel good about it. Bring something that fits properly.

  8. Don’t over-do your makeup. And I don’t mean the “style” of your makeup, I mean in the thickness and amount of application on your skin.

  9. Don’t be afraid to ask me or call me about any of these BEFORE you arrive.

That’s it! Getting a professional and polished headshot that represents you and your business is pretty simple if you follow these tips and hire an expert.

If you’d like more information about scheduling a headshot session with me, I’d love to hear from you. Just reply to this email and we can schedule a personal consultation for you.


Hi! Figuring out what to wear is only the first step in preparing for your headshot session. You’ll also want to pay special attention to your hair and nails.

I can’t stress the importance of well-groomed hair in your headshot enough. Bad hair can ruin your whole session! Play it safe and go to the hairdresser about a week before the session. You’ll probably use your headshot for at least one year. You don’t want to wish that you’d gotten a trim every time you see it! However don’t get a drastic hair cut or style your hair in an unusual way. You want to look like you normally look.

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Please don’t forget the importance of your hands in your portraits. Whether you choose to do your nails yourself or have them manicured, keep them clean and if you wear nail polish use coordinating colors. Ladies, if you are wearing an open toe shoe, make sure your toes are ready to be photographed as well. Sometimes the photographer will take full body photos and your feet will show.

These simple tips will go a long way in ensuring that you end up with a headshot that shows that you are a true professional. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me anything.