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I LOVE when everyone brings me a boat load of clothes for me to pick from. More the better. Don't bring the same kind of look.   I  have a steamer to get out wrinkles from traveling to my studio, but your clothes should already be pressed and free from wrinkles.

Bring a variety of styles. Bring me dark colors (black, gray, navy, maroon, deep purple, dark green and blues).  

Bring color (red, bright blues and greens, muted colors too) 

Bring light colors ( white, pastels, beige) I will only photograph light colors in studio. They blast out in photo if taken outside.

Bring different neck lines ( v-neck, boat-neck, round-neck, collared shirts, long sleeves and short sleeves. NO turtle necks or any shirt that covers your neck)  

Bring layers ( blazers, cardigan sweater, jean jacket, leather jacket) All must be form fitted. NO BAGGY layering!

Bring bottoms ( dark, med. & light rinse jeans, white jeans, slacks) I might pull back for some 3/4 shots, so your pants need to match your tops.

Bring shoes ( Not too many, just a heel or a dress shoe to make you feel "done", if you are doing a model portfolio, bring a lot of shoes to match outfits) 

Bring accessories ( belts, nude & black bras and bandeaus, ties, watch, simple classic jewelry or fashion forward chunky jewelry.

Wardrobe for ACTOR of ACTRESS


So it should reflect the brand and type of roles an actor should be going out for
Know your type of roles you will book before you book with me.   What is believable is based on your look and your essence combined. So knowing your overarching brand makes it easier to choose your headshot looks correctly.  Use the wardrobe guide above to match your brand/type/role you want to achieve in your headshots.  No patterns.


Suburban Mom / BBQ Dad / Urban Hip / Jock or Athletic / Hipster / Creative Professional / Lawyer / Sassy Sexy / Silicon Valley / Bohemian Girl Next Door / The Best Friend  / Quirky /  Student / Customer Service / Blue Collar / Office Guy / Heroine of Hero  / Love Interest / Upscale Business / Outdoorsy / The Politician / Country Club / Girls Night Out / Security Guard / Serviceman or Woman /  Detective / Nosy Neighbor / Grandparent /  Yogi /  Upscale CEO / Grad Student / Sports Fan / Teacher or Professor / Stock Broker 

Bring more than one top for each look.  I recommend the Basic Session.  


Nails:  Best nail colors are SHEER nudes, pinks and peaches, french manicure. No nail polish is WAY better then chipped old nails.

Skin: Well rested and well hydrated is a MUST for your skin. Avoid tans and tan lines. Avoid salt and alcohol for 3 days before shoot.

Brows: Go to your "go to" brow specialist 3 days before session. Don't try someone new. Stick to how you groom your brows regularly.

Nails - skin - brows

Hair is one of the biggest issues for a lot of people. If you are not happy with your haircut or color, there is not much I can do. As a general rule you should not get a haircut the day before your shoot. I would go with 1 - 2 weeks before. 
There is nothing I can do in retouching to hide roots. Please have them done before session.
I like for everybody to come with their hair as done as possible - Although I will change hair styles during the course of the shoot, I need to know how you like to wear your hair, this is especially important for acting headshot that should reflect your personal style.
If you have certain special hair tools and products that work terrific on your hair, please bring them..   I do have most products, but not everything,


If you booked Makeup Application come to session with no make up on, only moisturizer.  I rather start with a fresh clean face.
 If you decide to do your own makeup, do not put mascara on or lipstick. Do that here at studio. Everything else should be done before you get here.  
If you have certain make up that is the perfect color for you, please bring it.


In the days following the shoot you will get an email to an online gallery of your shoot which you can view your images and pick your images you want

what happens after my

Although makeup & hair is not required, it is strongly recommended, especially for Women. Even if you are skilled at doing your own makeup for daily use, doing makeup for on camera & photographs is different.  I was a professional make up artist for 14 years, you can see all my work on my

is make up & hair

103 Buckner Branch Road
Barnardsville, NC 28709
24 minutes North from 
Asheville, NC

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Looks are considered wardrobe changes. Along with the wardrobe we will change the lighting and backgrounds as well. You may add or take away one piece such as glasses or a jacket to a look without having count as a different look. 

What do I mean by looks?

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