BLOG of AUTUMN THEODORE PHOTOGRAPHY
Last month, I wrote a blog post on the same topic - except that it was geared toward women. As expected, I got some requests to write the same type of post for men.
"What do I wear for the photoshoot?!" is still one of the most frequent questions I get asked. The three tips I have for men deal with three Cs: 1. Clothing, 2. Cut, and 3. Chill.
The most important thing you can do is consider why you'll be using these photos. Are they for LinkedIn? Your website? What do you want people to think when they see the image? That you're a buttoned-up, suit-wearing professional or that you're a laid-back, casual creative? Or maybe somewhere in between? This is the first choice you need to make. The only other clothing request I'll make is that you avoid patterns and stripes. Keep any clothing that you wear fairly simple.
When does your hair cut look best? Day of? Week later? This is important, so be sure to schedule your photoshoot accordingly. Same goes for facial hair - be sure to make a note of when to shave before the shoot.
This is like...so basic, but SO helpful. Lots of folks (not just guys) hate having their photo taken. I'm one of them - it makes me really uncomfortable! But the more you chill out for the photoshoot, the better your photos will look. Try to smile naturally (I'll try to make you laugh!), sit naturally, and just be you. It won't take long, I promise! If there's anything I can do to make you feel more comfortable, please let me know! (Pro tip: no drinking before photos. Sure, you'll feel more comfortable, but your eyes and smile won't look their best.)