headshots okc

Ok fine - you need to take a photo of yourself.

So, you need a photo of yourself and there’s absolutely no way you can hire a professional.

Here are some dos and don’ts:

DON’T take photos in shitty lighting.
Don’t try to take your photos when it’s dark.
DO NOT use a normal orangey light in your house to light your face. GTFO with that.

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I took this first photo with my back to the window, why? I don’t know. Because I see people doing that shit all the time. (ok - If you have a “big camera” this will work with a certain look, but no with your phone).

So, what did I do? I turned around and faced the window - slightly diagonally, and BAM, immediately better. Pair that with a neutral background, and you’ve got an almost decent looking photo of yourself that could definitely be used for..something. An ID? A passport maybe?

Also, let’s talk angles.

Please don’t do this:

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But, Ashley, why do you think someone would do something that looks so crazy?!

Well, because again, I see people do this shit all the time. (TINDER BOYS I SEE YOU).
Use an angle that is slightly above you or straight on. Don’t tuck your chin too much and don’t lift it too much.

And if you are lucky enough to snag one, get another human person to take your photo for you so your arm isn’t doing that selfie thing. Or use the new fancy schmancy portrait mode on the new iPhones.

AND WIPE YOUR LENS OFF BEFORE YOU TAKE A PHOTO YOU HEATHENS!

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

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…but you also need a professional headshots so…

These two things will make your headshots look professional and unique AF.

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If you’re a human person, you’ve probably seen another human person’s headshots and you’ve also probably judged them. I do it literally every day. Studios that specialize in taking headshots are still doing a mediocre job and I’m tired of it and frankly bored. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A lot of my clients are concerned that their headshots are going to look contrived and not organic and I am here today to tell you that, when you book your headshots with ME, that will not be the case.

WHY?

Well, because I’m good at my job, bruh. ;)


But I digress, here’s my very short list:

1.) First thing’s first: Get your hair and makeup done professionally. I know, it’s a big cost and could you just do it yourself? Well, maybe. Are you good at hair and makeup? Most of us are ok, but you need to be like… GOOD. It makes such a huge difference.

OK, but this one - this is the big one.


2.) Find a photographer who can make you laugh. That’s it. A real smile is going to make you look so much more inviting and friendly than that fake bullshit we do with our faces when we’re uncomfortable. You know what I mean?

I give you my word I will act like a complete idiot and tell you stories that are weird and obnoxious just to give you the greatest headshots of your life. I might even fall. Who knows!

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Now then, what are you waiting for?