Jacket and Collar for the Headshot Win
For women wanting that executive, professional look, I also recommend a darker jacket over light color blouse. This creates a nice leading ‘V’ up into the face. The darker jacket shoulders really help make the face pop and remove distractions at the shoulders which often pull the viewer away from the face. Like the men’s collar, attention needs to be paid on exactly how well formed the collar is and how it interacts with the jacket.
For variety of looks, doing a “workaday” shirt with sleeves rolled up or arms crossed can be a fun, easy alternative that’s flexible to use for less formal communication. So go find those jackets, get them pressed and get your headshot scheduled!
About the Author: John is a professional Headshot and Event Photographer serving the broader Seattle Eastside including Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish and Mercer Island. In his spare time, he enjoys nature photography and road/mountain biking. See his website https://ludemanphotographic.com.