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Looking good for Corporate Portrait

By March 28, 2018 No Comments

Want to look great for your Corporate Portrait?

Basic quick tips to prepare for the corporate portrait shoot


General Tips

  • Let us know your expectations and intentions. e.g what kind of look you want to fit your profession
  • How and where the photo will be used (so we can be sure it’s appropriate)
  • Drink lots of water and be well rested (so your eyes will not have dark circles)
  • Your skin might not look it’s best after alcohol use. Try to abstain from these before your shoot
  • Arrive on time. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early (we may have other clients scheduled before you)

What to Wear – General

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel and look great
  • Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well. A poor fitting jacket or shirt will be obvious in the photos (especially around the neck)
  • Don’t overdress
  • Don’t underdress either
  • Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea (just don’t)
  • Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new
  • Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes
  • Blue/green/turquoise/brown shirts/blouses or accents can help emphasize blue/green/hazel eyes

What to Wear – Men

  • The standard business look is a suit jacket, dress shirt and tie
  • A casual business look is often a jacket and open dress shirt, shirt and tie (no jacket), or dress shirt on its own
  • Polo shirts are a good look for some businesses. Be sure the shirt is in good condition and fits well. Iron the collar for that perfect look
  • For a no-jacket casual look, bring coloured shirts – ideally darker than your skin tone
  • A white dress shirt by itself is a bad idea – unless you plan to wear it underneath something (jacket or sweater)
  • Bring a few different jackets, shirt colours and ties so we have choices for the photo

What to Wear – Women

  • Avoid big prints and busy patterns
  • Different necklines will change the apparent shape of your face. Bring a variety different shirts/blouses to see what works best
  • For a no-jacket casual look, bring various coloured blouses – ideally darker than your skin tone (you will look fairer)
  • Be stylish and fashionable, but remember the picture is about your face and not your clothes or jewellery
  • Sleeveless tops/dresses can draw attention to your shoulders/arms. Consider bringing items with a variety of different sleeves

Lastly, you are beautifully created and will be in good hands. (plus, we are nice people!)  🙂


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