Molly, the owner and chief dreamer at Molly Hebda Photography, has a passion for helping creative, purpose-driven women in business feel seen with confidence and strength. Without compromising their femininity.
Headshot sessions ideally are shot with 1-3 looks. Simplify your packing, by taking one base outfit. By adding layers, and/or accessories and you can easily create multiple looks. Don’t feel the need to go out shopping, unless you need the excuse to get yourself something you feel incredible in.
YOU want to be the center of attention in these sessions. We want the images that we capture to be the vision board for your next dream job, the next step in your career, or where you want to take your business. These images will be the ones you are proud to share with the world.
Your Power Look
Something you feel incredible in!
Business attire – or – your professional look
A Little Black Dress – or –
Solid White Blouses or Sweaters
Layers are amazing – add a blazer, jacket, or vest
Your “Best Day” Outfit
An outfit that says “You,” you wear this to meet your girlfriends, networking, or even a second date.
If you went with a business look in #1 bring the LBD here
Mostly Neutral Colors, your company signature color or jewel tones
Any Items with Interesting Texture (Especially Neutral Colored) – Examples: Sheer Items, Leather, Sequins, Pleats
Unexpected Vintage Items
Again layers are great!
Your Casual yet Cool
Simple Black or White
Simple and Casual Neutral Tops (Sometimes A White T-Shirt Is Our Best Look!)
Jeans, jean jackets, all of the jeans
Any Favorite Clothes You Look and Feel Great In
Other things to bring or to prepare
A Few Accessories That Might Complete An Outfit – Scarves or Jewelry
Signature lipstick or gloss
Glasses if you wear them
Have your clothes drycleaned or iron them prior to the session
Shoes that you are comfortable in – headshots are not going to show the whole body, but if you are looking to add a few images to your website or for social media where you want a full-body or seated look, please bring those powerhouse shoes we know you are dying to wear!
What to avoid
Ill-fitted clothing – too baggy or too tight will make you look uncomfortable and not put together
Noticeable or large logos
Anything you don’t like or don’t feel good in – it will show in your body language and energy
Too busy of a pattern, unless it is intentional
Go through your clothing a couple of days before. Pack up your items the night before, so you are not stressed or rushing the morning of. I always recommend, bringing one extra look, just in case. You never know how you will feel the day of your session, and sometimes we need to try something different. Here is a guide to help you prepare for your headshot session.