casual and professional headshots in andover mnLaine Torres is a professional photographer for professional and casual headshots based in Andover MN



I wanted to share some styling tips for your upcoming session.

These are general things I suggest to all my clients. They are by no means rules, so feel free to dress as an expression of your true self and your business. If you have questions or would like me to help you pick exactly what to wear, just let me know and I will make sure to allocate time before your session.

Here are some of the styling tips:

  • Consider having your hair and makeup professionally done

Many times we revert to our tried and true makeup tricks, the ones we use every day. While it feels comfortable and more cost-effective to do it yourself, having a makeup artist to update your look will give you extra confidence and ensure that you look your best (and you may even learn something new). The same thing goes for your hair – this can actually make your session more special and fun! When was the last time you had hair and makeup done!?

You can add a makeup artist to your session for an extra fee. Please click here and book it now – this service is dependent on the availability of artists, so don’t wait!

  • Share with me where you will use your photos

I will create a photo session based on your line of business and the image you would like to portray. I will make suggestions on the style of photos I would like to create for you. Do you have something specific in mind? I am also open to your suggestions, so please share!

  • Consider who is your ideal target audience

If your business or ideal client is corporate (or corporate-oriented), consider dressing more formally (i.e. a suit, a button-down shirt, tailored clothing, etc.). If you have more freedom in your industry and can take advantage of different styles, consider flattering shapes for your body type, and colors that compliment your skin tone.

I frequently get asked by my clients if they should wear the colors that match their branding. This is very personal and strategic, but not necessarily flattering. Sometimes the brand colors are not suited for clothes. If you have questions about wearing your brand colors as an outfit, please let me know and I can give you an honest opinion.

  • Consider treating yourself before the session

If you decide to go shopping before your session, choose a store that provides good quality clothes that are reflective of the image you would like to portray. Good stores offer you a personal shopping experience by assisting you to put together a complete outfit. Don’t be afraid to ask for the sales clerk’s help.

  • Wear accessories

There are endless options for accessorizing for a photo session. Think of printed scarves, dangling earrings, bib necklaces, and everything else you can wear to make your outfit stand out. Accessories can be very fun, so I encourage you to consider them.

I can help you pick exactly what would look great with the outfit you choose. I have entered many clients’ closets and actually love making suggestions. If you are unsure of which accessories to wear, feel free to select your favorites and I can help you choose the best ones for the session.

  • Things to avoid

Independently from your line of business and session, there are some things you can follow to ensure your photos remain current and tasteful for longer:

- Large/busy patterns – you should be the focus of the photos, not the clothes

- Large or easily identifiable logos (unless it is your own company’s logo)

- Ill-fitted clothes (if you have recently experienced a change in weight, make sure the clothes you wear are the right size for your body)

- Over-accessorizing – less is more

- Uncomfortable clothes (even if they are pretty!)

These tips are meant to help you look your best. As always, I am available to answer any questions you may have and can guarantee you a great session, even if you do not follow these suggestions.

Want more tips? Here's a blog post with additional info.

See you soon!