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5 Tips for a Fabulous Headshot!

Feb 28, 2011

Prepping for your new headshot at the March 19th Extreme Bio Makeover?  These tips from image consultant Laurie Mandato, AICI FLC will ensure your best look!


Put Your Best Face Forward – In order to do that you need to pay attention to Your Essential Self Care!

  • Be sure to get plenty of rest
  • Eat healthy nutritious foods to nourish your body,
  • Exercise your body so that you are feeling energized
  • Meditate

Do Your Homework – Be sure to do some research to find the right photographer for you!  Look at their work to see if it resonates with the image that you wish to project.

  • Know what your expectations are - be specific so that you’re happy with the end result.
  • Ask for Cost – what does it include?
  • Does the photographer have a studio?
  • Does the fee include Hair/Makeup?
  • How many outfits/changes will they photograph you in?
  • Notice the photographers personality, when speaking to them to you feel comfortable and at ease?  Are they listening to your requests?


Stand Out and Rock the Spotlight– Be sure to take the time to find out what colors and styles work best for you and your body!  If you aren’t sure about what colors really make you shine then invest in having a color analysis.  It will take all the guesswork out of choosing the colors that work for your skin tone; and save you loads of money in the future.  Choose clothes that really reflect your essence and authenticity so that you are feeling confident and empowered.  If you’re unsure about how to create that look hire a professional to help you define your personal style.  Be willing to step a bit out of your comfort zone to really reflect the women you are today! 


Make a Plan – and a back up plan!  Plan out your wardrobe choices and really think about how and where you will be using these photos, website, marketing materials, book cover, product etc.  Really think about your personal brand and how you want to be perceived, always authentic and approachable.  Everything you do in your business should reflect your essence and brand.


Show Up and Allow Yourself to Shine – Be willing to work with the photographer to create great photos!

  • If you’re feeling stressed or tense that will surely show up in your photos, take a moment to BREATHE!  
  • If you don’t love being in front of the camera let the photographer know that so that they can help you  to relax, bring along music that you love that inspires or relaxes you.
  • A great photographer will put you at ease and help you to get great photos, but you have to be willing to allow the magic to happen.
  • Be authentic, allow the REAL you to shine through, don’t try to look like someone you’re not
  • Set Your Intention – what do you hope to achieve with these new photos?
  • Visualize the end result – do a vision board and gather photos/styles that you love  and create your ideal self!    
  • Have Fun!  Allow yourself to enjoy the moment!



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