We wanted her hair to have volume and movement but not be overly styled so we created some loose natural waves. We used very little hair product on Mallory as we were shooting on a fairly humid day the streets and at the beach. We chose a wardrobe from Mallory’s own closet that would compliment her body type and chose fabrics that would photograph well. Modeling agencies will often request a series of shots that will highlight how the model looks from all angles. The straight on closely cropped in shot is what we typically envision for a head shots, but agencies also like to see a series of full body, profile and forty-five degree angle shots. These types of shoots are also about showing the versatility of the expressions of the models including a combination of smiling and serious looks and Mallory absolutely provided all of that and more!
Mallory came to me for head shots via a mutual friend and makeup artist. She was planning an upcoming move to New York City to pursue a modeling career and looking for updated headshots .
We started in the salon that day as I believe it is always important to collaborate with hair and makeup experts to achieve the look are trying to achieve. For Mallory’s head shots our goal was to keep her hair and makeup as natural as possible as this is what the model agencies request. The makeup colors that we chose were a neutral palette of warm tones for the skin and eyes and a natural mauve matte lip. Typically the neutral warm tones photograph beautifully when shooting in natural light.