Jen Cody is a Washington DC photographer
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Headshot Tips

How to look your best for a professional headshot

I am often asked how clients can best prepare in order to take the best headshot.

First, you should choose two outfits that make you feel confident and attractive. Choose a color that flatters your skin tone. Patterns are okay, but I recommend you avoid anything too busy or overly stylized.

Next, consider hair and makeup. This will be less of an issue for male clients, but female clients may want to consider a salon blow out and applying some subtle makeup, if you feel comfortable doing this yourself.

If you'd like to hire someone for professional hair and makeup, please let me know! I can recommend someone and we'll schedule the time accordingly. For some, having a professional in charge of your hair and makeup ensure you'll be satisfied with your look for the final images.

On the day of your headshot appointment, allow a little extra time so you won't be stressed or rushed. Once we get started, you can relax and leave the rest to me! I'll make sure to capture you at the most flattering angle and in a variety of poses.

Please contact me for additional details or to schedule a time to take your headshot!