Kentucky Headshot Photographer
What to expect:
A stress-free collaboration. I'll help you feel confident!
My (new!) cozy studio is located right downtown, and I can’t wait to have you visit for a session!
The address is:
257 East Short Street, Suite #220, Lexington, Ky. 40507
If you’re having an outdoor session, we’ll meet up at a pre-determined location instead of the studio. There are lots of great locations to choose from!
During your session, we’ll chat, listen to music, play with light and posing, and overall have a wonderful time. It will be very relaxed and easy!
What about after the session?
Keep an eye out for your Viewing Gallery!
I’ll send you a viewing gallery with your portraits in it. These will be unedited photos not meant for download yet! From this gallery, you’ll choose your favorite photos, and those are the ones that I’ll fully edit for you.
After I send your viewing gallery, I’ll send an invoice. It will be through your email, and is fully payable online.
You can also buy additional images, if you want them!
Before the Session
My advice here varies depending on your goal for your session. If you’re hoping for a Linked In update, definitely wear clothes that signify that you’re a professional. If you’re an actor, I might encourage bringing items that will allow you to fit common typecasts. If you’re in a less formal professional field, you might want to express more of your personality through fashion.
You’ll also want to pick items that will stand the test of time — quality pieces that you’ll still feel confident about as time passes. I think strong prints and strong colors can be absolutely fabulous, and very neutral and classic styles are always very easy to photograph. It depends on the mood and side of yourself you want to convey. Regardless of style, I encourage you to dress like your most confident and expressive self. You can always bring a few clothing options to choose from.
Wear clothes that flatter you! Choose items that have great natural structure, don’t hide your shape, or can be tucked in to create more shape. If you have a jacket, sport coat, belt, or sweater, that could be a good styling addition to add structure.
I recommend embracing button-downs + blouses, dresses, jumpsuits, etc. Linen and similar naturally textured fabrics photograph super well. I find that slightly more formal looks will make your photos last longer and help others see you as more professional. Your look should transition well with you as you move up in your field. However, I think staying true to your personality is also really important.
There are always exceptions to these rules, right? — I’ll never reject a fabulously chunky sweater, and I won’t thumbs down a great t-shirt. Overall, I’m a big fan of options. If you love something, bring it along (or text or email me a photo) and I’ll make suggestions!
In the end, make sure that you are still the center of attention, and that your clothes pull attention to you instead of distracting from you. Most of all, choose something that you feel absolutely awesome in from top to toe.
General Session Tips
When choosing your outfits, think about bringing:
- One outfit that will represent your best business/career self. What would you wear to impress a potential client? What do they want to see and how do you want to feel as a professional?
- One outfit that really expresses your personality! The kind of outfit that feels like your final form. Something you feel excited to wear and that shows off who you are!
- One outfit that feels aspirational. Maybe a piece that you’ve had in your closet a while that scares you a little (in a good way!). Maybe something that feels like future you will have the confidence to wear it all the time.
Come ironed!!! I can ease clothing wrinkles, but I truly can’t completely fix them, even in photoshop. Change into your outfit right before your session to avoid any mishaps.
It's actually super great!
Several portrait and engagement clients of mine have had amazing experiences with renting outfits online from companies like Rent the Runway and Nuuly. I love this option, especially if you want your photos to be bold or have a certain flair that isn’t yet reflected in your everyday clothes. It’s also really helpful if you need clothes in colors or styles that fit your branding!
I say, have fun with it!! Just make sure you have a backup outfit, or that you order an extra size or two just to make sure you have options.
Freshen up your hands beforehand — whether that’s just moisturizing/a nail trim, or a full-on manicure. They will likely be in the photos at some point.
Arrive at your session as moisturized and hydrated as possible. Drink that water, pamper that skin! You’ll *feel* better inside and out, and that will also make your photos look better.
Wear fresh, highlighting makeup (think Glossier). I offer a discount if you get your makeup done from one of my suggested makeup or hair artists. Bring a little kit with you, so you can freshen up, or possibly pull back your hair.
Try on your bra with each outfit you plan to bring (if you plan to wear a bra). Move around and check for lines or straps — front and back. It’s really hard (sometimes impossible) to edit those lines out and they can ruin an amazing photo.
A lot to take in?
Reach out anytime!
Lots of people worry about being awkward or tell me that they don’t feel photogenic. I promise you, lots and lots of people feel this way, even folks who are actually excellent in front of the camera. It’s a very human feeling! I promise I’ll help you feel comfortable and express your confidence. I know that we can take portraits that you will feel proud of.
I’m happy to answer any questions you have, anytime. I’m always available for email, text, or carrier pigeon.
My Contact Information:
502. 600. 2152