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7 Mistakes to Avoid Before Your London Photo Shoot




Your professional headshot is your first impression to online audiences and casting agents – don’t let silly mistakes ruin your chance to put your best face forward! As London headshot photographers experienced working with actors, musicians, executives, entrepreneurs, we’ve seen it all.


Avoid these common blunders photographers encounter so you can have brilliant professional portraits ready for your website, LinkedIn, company bio, political campaign, and more:


  1. Don’t Skip the Haircut – Schedule a trim or shape-up so your style looks fresh and intentional, not shaggy. Ask your hairdresser for advice on a cut that flatters your face shape.

  2. No Last Minute Manicures or Products – Chipped polish or strong styling products can look messy in photos or create awkward shine. Plan subtle, neutral manicures at least two days prior.

  3. Mind the Five O’Clock Shadow – Clean up facial hair or nicks carefully to avoid uneven chops in stark studio lighting. For women, avoid waxing or sugaring for a couple days pre-shoot to prevent irritation.

  4. Ditch Distracting Accessories – Skip the statement jewellery, chunky glasses frames, etc. so all focus stays on your face. Opt for neutral, understated pieces only.

  5. Pick Professional Attire Free of Pet Hair, Wrinkles, etc – Groom clothing thoroughly and check for spots, pulls, stains before your session so the focus remains on you.

  6. Arrive On Time and Ready for Direction – Being late or uncooperative can limit quality shots. Our experts put years into perfecting flattering angles, lighting, and poses!

  7. Remember Light Refreshments Only – Avoid heavy meals, alcohol, etc. right before your shoot. Light snacks and water are ideal for settled energy and minimal bloating.

By avoiding common mistakes, you’ll turn up camera-ready! Our London headshot specialists empower professionals of all industries to shine with captivating, on-brand portraits that create incredible first impressions. Book your shoot today to reveal the successful, compelling leader within!


For more info on booking your next headshot photoshoot, contact us via email or telephone. Free online consultations too!


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