One of the first questions I get asked by my female headshots customers is; Should I have my hair and make up professionally done?
Hair and Make-up should go hand-in-hand when investing in your headshots. Not only will having your hair and make-up professionally done bring you an instant confidence boost, but it will also transfer to your photographer. The way my customer’s demeanor and attitude changes after hair and make-up is incredibly fascinating and undoubtably energizing. It allows for a bit more creativity and flexibility.
When photographing, experimenting/playing with lighting is a lot of much fun for me; I can create different moods, enhance my customer’s beauty even more, and ladies… lighting also smoothes out the face even more, by filling in shadows – Shadows create lines – not good for us ladies. The right make up application, great lighting and photographer, will return beautiful and natural looking headshots, and very little retouching to boot!
I leave you with these selfies I took with my iphone playing with my nightstand table lamp and my professionally done makeup 🙂
Oh I was feeling great; the hair was on point and so was makeup! I had just come home from an event and was feeling it. These were taken at 1:30a. My make-up was professionally done, assisted by my night stand lamp as fill. As per retouching, I applied a filter to darken the background a bit and that made my face look a little lighter, but that was the extent of it.
That lamp is boss, isn’t it? 🙂
Thank you for reading! – ana
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