Tips for your professional headshot

A professional headshot, or portrait, is essential for working professionals.  Within seconds of looking at a LinkedIn profile or your speaker biography, you want your best "you" to be seen. 

Clothing tips:  

The standard business look for men is a suit jacket, dress shirt and tie.
Women generally have a greater variety of professional options, but we recommend a jacket for a finished look.  

  • Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes.  
  • Keep jewelry extremely simple - small is better.  
  • Be stylish and fashionable, but remember the picture is about your face and not your clothes or jewelry.

AACRAO and Lifetouch Special Events are pleased to partner to offer free, professional headshots to all AACRAO members attending this year's conference in Minneapolis. Come to our booth in the Exhibitor area -- no appointment is necessary.  We will have professional lighting, backdrops, and cameras to help you make you look your best.  We will give you your images on a USB flash drive when you leave the booth -- no waiting! 

--Mark Hommerding ("Homer"), Lifetouch Special Events