Confused about what to wear to your upcoming corporate photo shoot? In this post, we outline how to avoid common mistakes and give shortcuts to help you look your best.

Keep in mind that fashions change while your photo stays the same – at least for a couple of years.

This photo will literally shape your image in your business. Here are some simple guidelines we’ve perfected through the years.

Attire:

Women:

– A suit jacket or formal cardigan with crisp shirt, blouse or shift dress.

– Wear something that fits your form but doesn’t give an eyeful of skin.

– White shirts help brighten and illuminate your face.

– Wear a jacket that isn’t the same shade as your hair.

Put a little more make up on than usual and do a quick touch up before the photo shoot. Try to stick to natural colours.

– Bring a suit jacket, regardless of the weather that day.

– If the photos are full-length, make sure your footwear is clean and polished.

Men:

– Wear a clean, well-fitted suit with a plain shirt and tie.

– Bring a suit jacket, regardless of the weather that day.

– Avoid “loud” ties that have clashing colours or cartoon characters.

– If the photos are full-length, make sure your footwear is clean and polished.

Hair and Accessories:

– If you have advance notice, get your hair cut a week or two before the shoot.

– Make sure your hair is neat and tidy on the day.

– Men, have a shave before you go into work and try to book your shoot early in the day to avoid the 5 0’clock shadow stubble.

– Avoid Movember.

– If you’re sporting a beard or mo, neatly trim your facial hair.

– Check your teeth and make up. We don’t mind waiting while you do a last minute look in the mirror.

– You can wear your glasses, we have ways to avoid reflections. We also give you the option of having some photos with the glasses and some without.

– Wear simple jewellery

This isn’t a visit to the dentist or your school photos. We’re here to make you enjoy the experience of having your photo taken. The more relaxed you are, the better the images will turn out. We’re flexible and friendly so don’t be afraid to ask questions or view the back of the camera for instant feedback.

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