Some of our most popular clients include Orange County Attorney Headshots, Orange County Law office Photos, Corporate headshots, Real Estate Headshots, Medical and Doctor Photos,  Professional business headshots and Content Branding Photography.  

Getting a professional headshot for a LinkedIn profile, company website or your social media profile, what you wear can significantly impact the final image and your brand. Your outfit should not only reflect your personality but also convey the right message to potential clients, employers, or business partners. Here are some essential tips on what to wear for your professional headshot session.

1. Dress for Your Profession-It’s your BRAND!

Consider the industry you’re in and dress accordingly. For corporate headshots, a suit or business casual attire works best. Creative professionals might opt for something more relaxed and stylish. Whatever you choose, make sure it aligns with the expectations of your industry.

2. Stick to Solid Colors

Solid colors are generally more flattering in headshots. They keep the focus on your face without distracting patterns or prints. Neutral colors like black, white, gray, and navy are safe bets, but don’t be afraid to wear a color that complements your skin tone.

3. Avoid Distracting Patterns

Patterns can be distracting and may not be photographed well. Stripes, checks, and busy prints can draw attention away from your face. If you prefer patterns, choose subtle ones that don’t overwhelm the image.

4. Choose the Right Fit

Clothing that fits well will always look more polished. Avoid anything too tight or too loose. Tailored clothing enhances your shape and gives a more professional appearance. Bonus! Be sure your outfit/dress shirt are perfectly ironed. Wrinkles are near to impossible to retouch away and can say a lot about your tidiness.

5. Minimal Accessories

Accessories should complement your outfit, not overpower it. Simple jewelry, such as stud earrings or a delicate necklace, can add a touch of elegance without stealing the spotlight. For men, a classic watch can be a nice addition.

 6. Pay Attention to Necklines

The neckline of your top is important because it frames your face. V-necks, scoop necks, and collared shirts are all good options. Avoid turtlenecks, as they can make your neck look shorter.

7. Think About Layers and dress form head to toe!

Layering can add depth and interest to your headshot. A blazer or cardigan over a blouse or shirt can create a polished look. Just ensure the layers are not too bulky. Important: Even though it may be head and shoulder poses, dress with the complete outfit (head to toe) giving you and the photographer more options to give you more poses to choose from. 

8. Consider Your Background

Think about the backdrop of your headshot. If you know the background will be dark, avoid wearing dark colors that blend in. Conversely, if the background is light, a darker outfit will help you stand out.

9. Grooming and Hair

Your clothing is important, but so is your grooming. Make sure your hair is neat and styled the way you want it to appear in the photo. Men should consider trimming facial hair, and women might want to touch up makeup just before the session. Note; getting a sun tan a day or 2 before your photo session is not a great idea. Eliminating the overly red looking skin is next to impossible!

10. Comfort and Confidence

Ultimately, wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Your confidence will shine through in your photos, making for a more authentic and engaging headshot.


Choosing the right outfit for your professional headshot session can make a significant difference in how you present yourself. By following these tips, you’ll ensure that your headshot captures you at your best professional, approachable, and ready to make a great impression.

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What to Wear for a Professional Photography Headshot Session

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  1. Bob Ortiz says:

    Great job Frank your killing it


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