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  • Writer's pictureJeff Carpenter

5 Tips to help you prepare for your headshot session!

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

When it comes to professional headshots, preparation is key. Whether you're an actor, a business professional, or a freelancer, your headshot is often the first impression that potential clients or employers will have of you. That being said, it's important to take the time to prepare and ensure that your headshot accurately represents your brand and personality, and most importantly, YOU

Here are some tips for how to prepare for a headshot:

  • Choose the Right Photographer

When it comes to headshots, it's essential to choose the right photographer. Here at Readylight Media, we specialize in headshot photography and have been helping people in the Nashville area with their professional headshots for over 12 years!

  • Plan Your Wardrobe

Your wardrobe is an important aspect of your headshot, as it can help convey your brand and personality. Choose clothing that is comfortable and fits well, and that also aligns with your personal style and brand. Avoid clothing with large logos or distracting patterns, as these can take away from your face and distract from your headshot.

  • Consider Your Makeup and Hair

While it's important to look professional and polished in your headshot, you should also aim to look like yourself. Consider hiring a professional makeup artist and hairstylist to help you look your best while still looking like you. Be sure to communicate your preferences and personal style to ensure that the final result accurately reflects you.

  • Practice Your Poses

Before your headshot session, practice your poses in front of a mirror. Experiment with different facial expressions and angles to determine what works best for you. This will help you feel more confident and comfortable during your headshot session.

  • Get Plenty of Rest and Stay Hydrated

In the days leading up to your headshot, be sure to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. This will help you look and feel your best, which will ultimately show in your headshot.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your headshot accurately represents your brand and personality. Remember that your headshot is often the first impression that potential clients or employers will have of you, so it's important to take the time to prepare and make a great impression.

We can't wait to work with you!


Here at Readylight Media, you can book directly online and choose from one of our 3 headshot packages. A la carte options are available on request

Silver Package

The Silver Package is a perfect solution for anyone who needs a fantastic session that is quick, affordable, and to-the-point. This 30 minutes session includes one outfit and one edited image. Once your session is complete, you’ll be able to select your final image before you leave the studio and have the confidence that you’re getting exactly what you need.

Gold Package

The Gold package the perfect balance between affordability and luxury giving you a broader set of options, ensuring that the best image is captured from many different angles and looks. This 1 hour session gives you more time and more images so you can relax knowing that you’ll have the time and the options to get that perfect image.

Platinum Package

The Platinum package ensures that you have enough time, number of images, looks, and opportunity to get your perfect shot. You’ll be getting the full experience receiving more than you could possibly expect from a Silver or Gold package. This option is also a great option if you have multiple people who are needing a new headshot.


Readylight Media is a photography studio based in Franklin, TN, providing headshot and portrait services to clients in Nashville and surrounding areas. With a focus on capturing professional headshots that highlight clients' unique qualities, we use state-of-the-art equipment and expert lighting techniques to produce stunning images that can be used for a variety of purposes, including business profiles, marketing materials, and social media. Whether you're an individual looking to update your personal brand or a company in need of headshots for your entire team, Readylight Media is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and results.


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