To prepare for your headshot session, you first should know what types of characters you enjoy playing. I can easily bring out different looks and expressions throughout the session, but it helps if you have something in mind ahead of time that can push the session in a certain direction.
To start out with, it's helpful to bring in some shots that show what looks you might be going for. You can bring in your own headshots or some of other people. If a shot sticks out to you and you'd like to have something similar, the easiest way is by bringing in the image so I can get a sense of what you want or what look you might be going for.
You should definitely bring in clothing that can support the looks that you want. If you are a business person, I recommend bringing in a few different ties, a suit and a nice shirts. But remember, just because you want to be able to play a doctor doesn't mean you need to wear a doctor's outfit. Those shots are very specific for character retypes and usually don't work for headshots. They are better for body shots. You just want the general idea of a look, so for a doctor, it could be a middle-aged woman wearing glasses and looking intelligent in the photo.
But generally, as an actor, I recommend bringing in clothing that you look love, things that make you feel confident and relaxed. I have an article here on what clothing to actually wear as an actor or as a businessperson, and it could be very helpful to look over before coming in.
Another thing you may want to do before coming into the headshot session, is, as corny as this sounds, watch some motivational videos. By motivating yourself and pumping yourself up, and thinking about where you want to go with your life and what goals you want to accomplish, you come in much more upbeat and excited for the headshot session. You'll be thinking about all of the good things that your headshots will get you, and where they will put you a few years from now. Remember, a headshot session is no small thing. Coming in to get photos that will help you reach your goals is very important!
For this reason, I also recommend that you call me at 917.387.4004 before coming into the headshot session. Be sure to ask me questions over the phone, because if you don't know something or you are unsure, it's much better that you have these questions answered beforehand.
Other than these few things, you should be ready for your headshot session. As long as you have motivated yourself, have an idea of what you want for your images, and have the right clothing, and/or other items, you should be pretty much all set for your headshot session.
I also highly recommend that you call me if you do have any questions about this article, because it will help me to write better articles in the future as well!
Thank you very much for your time, and I hope to work with you.