HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY HEADSHOT SESSION?
*You have your whole life to party so until we snap that last shot..stay out of the pubs, clubs, and whiskey bars!
*Hit the gym to get rid of that extra cheez around the belly.
*Drink lots of water to clear up that 3rd eye on the ol' forehead.
*Get plenty of rest to lose the excess baggage under those eyes.
*Avoid foods with excess salt and sugar. Both will slow you down and retain water.
*Give real thought to the moods, and attitudes you want to convey with your headshots. Be on the same page with your agents & manager in terms of how they wish to market you. Do NOT hesitate to call me for advice. Your success is my success.
WHAT IS A LOOK?
A look is a wardrobe change that helps to bring out a mood, or an attitude. You should have a clear idea regarding where your strengths as an actor lie in the casting world and each specific look will enhance these unique individual qualities.
SO WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
While no rules are written in stone with headshots there are certain guidelines to follow:
*Solid colors are often best. Loud prints, and patterns can be distracting.
*Look for ways to layer your clothing. Distinct textures are pleasing to the eye.
*Choose colors that compliment your skin tone and eye color.
*Make sure you LIKE your wardrobe choices. It's important that you look and feel your best during our shoot.
*Don%u2019t be a slob. Whatever you end up bringing to our headshot session, make sure it%u2019s clean and wrinkle free. Seriously. %u2018Nuff said.
*Again, these are all just guidelines, not rules. If you feel strongly about something, by all means bring it.
DO I REALLY NEED A MAKEUP ARTIST?
I tend to favor the %u2018less is more%u2019 approach to make up when working on headshots for actors. However in some instances a skilled make up artist can undoubtedly make a good shot great. There are several that I work with and recommend highly. Or you can hire your own. However you prefer, the choice is up to you.
INDOOR OR OUTDOOR?
I prefer to shoot outdoors and on different locations. This has a natural way of keeping things fresh and spontaneous, resulting in headshots that breathe with life and individuality.
IS THIS GONNA HURT?
Nah, I%u2019m a teddy bear. With me it%u2019s all about truth, improvisation, and most importantly%u2026fun! The technical issues will take care of themselves. That%u2019s my job. Your job is to show up, have a few laughs, snap some pictures, and allow the unique qualities that set you apart from every other actor in Hollywood shine through. Acting is playing%u2026and your heashot session should be no different.