If you have never worked with a photographer before, you might not know what to expect when it comes to organising your female professional headshots. That’s totally understandable so read on to discover the process.

Firstly if you are seeking professional headshots for yourself, then you will need to find a great headshot photographer to work with. Do they need to have a studio? Or is there a specific location that you would like to use? Just make sure they can accommodate this. Next of course, you must find a photographer whose style you like, which will be evident from their website and/or social media. And once you have found the right person, they should advise you of next steps.

Generally, that will include communicating the shoot fees and how many images you will receive. Do the shoot fees include editing of all or selected images? You should also be advised of the length of your photoshoot and any options of location. Finally, you should be advised on how many changes of outfit you are allowed, if any.

And if you feel like you could use some help with your makeup, it’s fair to expect that your headshot photographer can recommend a hair and make up artist to work with. It could be that if they operate a big volume headshot studio, they might even have someone working in house. In most cases though, you should expect to arrive shoot ready with hair and makeup done in advance.

Next your headshot photographer should advise you on what you should wear and how to prepare for your photoshoot. I send out a PDF with preparation tips when I confirm payment of your headshot. Considering your clothes, jewellery, nails, etc ahead of time will help you feel confident and reassured on the day.

At your photoshoot, the photographer should do their best to put you at ease if you are anxious. And to direct you on how to pose.

At the end of your photoshoot, they should make sure that you are happy with how the session went, and let you know when you can expect your images.

Hopefully that will give you some reassurance about booking your female professional headshots.

And if you are ready to invest in professional headshots, whether in your office, on location or in my Brighton studio, I would love to help you. You can email me on hello@hannahjudah.com, ring me on (0)7976 846 810.