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Lawyers: How To Prepare For Professional Headshots

A professional headshot conveys to potential clients that you are serious about your career and are willing to invest in your professional image. Here are some tips for lawyers on how to prepare for a professional headshot.

Hire A Professional Photographer

A professional photographer has the skills and equipment to produce high-quality images that look polished and professional. They should have experience photographing attorneys. If your entire firm is getting headshots on the same day, have the photographer set up somewhere like a conference room and have the partners and associates on the same day.

Headshot of a male attorney

Choose The Right Wardrobe

Regarding professional headshots for lawyers, what you wear is just as important as how you look. Choose a wardrobe that reflects your style and professional brand. Consider the type of client you and your firm want to attract and dress accordingly. Avoid busy patterns and bold colors; opt for solid, neutral tones instead.

Get Your Hair And Makeup Done

A little bit of grooming can go a long way as you prepare for a professional headshot. If you’re uncomfortable doing your hair and makeup, consider hiring a makeup artist to help you get camera-ready. They’ll know how to accentuate your best features and minimize any imperfections. If your entire firm is getting headshots on the same day set up a space for the makeup artist you hire.

Business headshot of a woman attorney

Practice Good Posture

Good posture is crucial in a headshot. Stand up straight and keep your shoulders back and down. This will help you look confident and approachable.

Relax And Be Yourself

Finally, the most important tip for preparing for a professional headshot is to relax and be yourself. Your headshot should capture your personality and help potential clients of your firm get a sense of who you are. Don’t try to be someone you’re not, and remember to smile!

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