Want to look great for your Corporate Portrait?

Basic quick tips to prepare for the corporate portrait shoot


General Tips

  • Let us know your expectations and intentions. e.g what kind of look you want to fit your profession
  • How and where the photo will be used (so we can be sure it’s appropriate)
  • Drink lots of water and be well rested (so your eyes will not have dark circles)
  • Your skin might not look it’s best after alcohol use. Try to abstain from these before your shoot
  • Arrive on time. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early (we may have other clients scheduled before you)

What to Wear – General

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel and look great
  • Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well. A poor fitting jacket or shirt will be obvious in the photos (especially around the neck)
  • Don’t overdress
  • Don’t underdress either
  • Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea (just don’t)
  • Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new
  • Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes
  • Blue/green/turquoise/brown shirts/blouses or accents can help emphasize blue/green/hazel eyes

What to Wear – Men

  • The standard business look is a suit jacket, dress shirt and tie
  • A casual business look is often a jacket and open dress shirt, shirt and tie (no jacket), or dress shirt on its own
  • Polo shirts are a good look for some businesses. Be sure the shirt is in good condition and fits well. Iron the collar for that perfect look
  • For a no-jacket casual look, bring coloured shirts – ideally darker than your skin tone
  • A white dress shirt by itself is a bad idea – unless you plan to wear it underneath something (jacket or sweater)
  • Bring a few different jackets, shirt colours and ties so we have choices for the photo

What to Wear – Women

  • Avoid big prints and busy patterns
  • Different necklines will change the apparent shape of your face. Bring a variety different shirts/blouses to see what works best
  • For a no-jacket casual look, bring various coloured blouses – ideally darker than your skin tone (you will look fairer)
  • Be stylish and fashionable, but remember the picture is about your face and not your clothes or jewellery
  • Sleeveless tops/dresses can draw attention to your shoulders/arms. Consider bringing items with a variety of different sleeves

Lastly, you are beautifully created and will be in good hands. (plus, we are nice people!)  🙂