What to Wear

Confidence, the right clothes, hair & make up and the attitude you portray at the shoot all impact the outcome of your photo. The more prepared you are, the better your photos will look!

 

A black, navy or charcoal colour suit with your favourite tie (casual, soft, statement style ties are in fashion now) and plain shirt, with protruding French cuffs photograph best.

If youʼre after a contemporary look, GQ magazine suggests Masala (burgundy) colours are popular this year.

Watch the video below to learn how to tie a Windsor knot.

A plain suit and a white, blue or pink blouse always works. Solid colours photograph best. Keep your jewellery simple and stylish. For a casual look, bring solid colours, no patterns and long sleeves.

We recommend you bring in 3-4 outfits on the day, so you have more options to choose from, bring even more if you’re taking the Personal Branding session.

Retouching

We guarantee to make you look fantastic!

You will see immediate post production, enhancement and image retouching, including…

  • Erasure or reduction of lines and wrinkles.
  • Removal of obvious pimples or blemishes, minimisation or reduction of scars.
  • Reduced redness in overtired eyes.
  • Teeth whitened, capped and/or straightened as necessary.
  • Enlarge or reduce body parts or features, (lose up to 10 kg instantly!)
  • Images supplied on a 4GB USB stick

Hair and Make-up

Do you need professional hair and make-up?

We strongly recommend that at the very least you get a trim or haircut before your shoot.

Ladies, for Personal Branding Sessions we can arrange a Professional Hair & Make-up artist for you at the studio or if you choose to do your own make-up, do it as if you were going to a barbecue to meet a friend that you haven’t seen for a while. You want to look great, but don’t over do it and if in doubt, less is always more!

Gents, we can supply a light face powder to reduce imperfections and reduce face shine from oils in the skin.

 

Copyright

The Melbourne Headshot Company retains copyright to our photographs. We generally give written permission for unrestricted usage for website, intranet, internal and external publications in Australia for 36 months. After the 36 months is up, our clients usually come back to update their photos, as they’re looking for a new look by then!

Call us or email us if you have any concerns about usage.

When the pictures are reproduced in Australia, accreditation is due as follows: © The Melbourne Headshot Company. These are ‘moral rights’ and it’s our return for unrestricted usage. Longer usage periods can easily be negotiated up front and usually involve a percentage of the original fee. 

Image Style

At your free personalized pre-shoot consultation we work with you to identify the type of image that your business needs, the mood you wish to project and the appropriate expressions eg: approachable, professional, knowledgeable, warm & friendly.

The style of photography, lighting, background colour and direction required is then created to suit your brief.

We’re flexible! If you have a distinctive style of photography that you would like us to maintain, we can easily mirror that style or lighting setup, to maintain your firm’s existing corporate image.

 

 

Our Guarantee

The Melbourne Headshot Company believes in putting its’ money where its’ mouth is.

Our Philosophy is this..

“If we produce images that are not to your total satisfaction, we don’t deserve your business. Here’s what we’ve done to guarantee that the product you end up with is the one you were expecting to get in the first place”.

You are guaranteed to receive the best possible service and quality. We guarantee it 100%. If you are not happy with your final images, simply tell us before your session ends and we will re-shoot entirely at our expense. If you are still not happy when your session ends, you don’t pay!

This guarantee means that you have the ultimate peace of mind when you book the Melbourne Headshot Company to shoot your portraits!