A lot of my job as a professional dancer has to do with keeping my content on my casting websites( actorsaccess.com, lacasting.com, castingfrontier.com ) up to date. This can be a time consuming and difficult process when it comes to being an artist in Los Angeles but it really makes a difference. Some tips to get the best pics for your agents.
- Ask your agents specifically what they need from you. My agents were asking for a more “up to date” “edgier” look, but I could not figure out how to style or direct my photos. My agents are amazing and they sent me mood boards of exactly what they wanted and it helped immensely. It never helps to ask.
- Plan your outfits ahead and get them approved by your agent. I planned my outfits almost a month in advanced of my shoot and this helped immensely. By the week of the shoot I did not have to go shopping or anything and it made the week of the shoot feel relaxed and exciting!
- Get your hair blown out/hire a MUA or hair dresser. I am pretty decent at copying makeup looks from images or youtube so I was lucky enough for this shoot to do my own makeup. Hairwise…that is another story. My hair is short and frizzy and some days has a mind of their own. BlowDry bars are a perfect way to set up your morning before the shoot and I came in with a picture and an exact idea of what I wanted for my hair for the shoot day.
- Workout…I should probs create a separate post specifically for headshot body prep, but basically cut back on water the few days before and try to eliminate any types of food that make your face or eyes puffy. MAJOR ADVICE. DO NOT OVER DIET BEFORE YOUR HEADSHOTS. I see this often and I understand it. Although, it isn’t doing you a favor in the long run. These pictures are going to be used to get you into the audition room. If you lose too much weight or put yourself into an unrealistic shape that isn’t possible to stay in for your pictures they will not be worth it. Eat healthy before and set yourself up for success by feeling your best!
Hope you enjoy my pics. Tony was A DREAM. He gave me direction from my very first look and made me feel the most comfortable and confident I have ever felt in a shoot.
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