How to Dress for a Head Shot Session

This was originally posted on our old website but it was so popular we decided to repost! Our tips and tricks for dressing for a head shot session.
So you’ve decided to update your head shot. Great! Before you meet with your photographer, here are a few tricks on how to dress for your best head shot.
1. Hair. Your hairstyle should look like you but not detract from your face. Wear it in a way you would wear for an interview, styled and pulled away from your face. Long hair should be at least partially down so your photographer can arrange it to best suite your face and lighting.
2. Clothes. Solid colors are usually best. Pick a tone that flatters your skin color and that lays nicely across your shoulders. There’s usually a jewel tone that flatters you and they photograph well. Unless it’s specifically needed that the shirt be black or white, it’s not advised. Solid black is often good for musicians, but most other professions like to see a bit of color. Even a suit is best with a light blue shirt under it so as not to wash out your face. If you like the white and black of a shirt and jacket, try adding a tie that flatters your natural coloring.
3. Make-up. Natural is best. If you like to wear make up, then your head shot should show you in your every day look. Tons of extra color or lines will take away from the photo and it won’t represent you well, which is the point of a head shot!
4. Jewelry. Keep it simple. A small earring, an inch long or smaller, is a great touch in a head shot, but big earrings will pull the focus away from your face. Same goes for large necklaces. If small jewelry isn’t your thing, that’s fine, but go with a less attention-grabbing piece from your collection.
 Sarah and Dannie Levine-Moore have been taking photos of their world, clients, each other, and their dogs for years. They love to work together to get the shots you can’t get with just one photographer, and as partners in business as well as life, their shoots are smooth and easy. They specialize in portraits, pets, fashion, weddings, and events.

We offer a variety of sessions at budget-friendly price points. Check out our rate page for more information and feel free to reach out with questions or for a custom package.

We send out quarterly newsletters as well as occasional blog updates and of course sales, so be sure to subscribe to our mailing list.

And of course feel free to reach out at levinemoorephoto@gmail.com or through our facebook page.

Happy Engagement Photo Season!

The weather outside might still be frightful, but we are looking forward to some new engaged couples this spring and summer! A lot of couples get engaged over the holidays (we did too!) but the winter weather puts off engagement photos. Now that it’s finally spring, we’re taking bookings for engagement sessions!

Engagement

Our sessions start at $200 for a two-hour session and $75 an hour after that. You’ll get beautiful photos of you and your partner in as many outfits and locations you want. Some of our favorite shoots have been snuggling on couches, hanging out in parks, and a place really important to the couple, like the university where they met!

Couple Photo

Fill our the form below to book your session today! You can also email us any other questions you have or download our rate sheet here. And congrats on your engagement!

Branding Photography

Sarah & Dannie

P.S. Planning a small wedding? We shoot small weddings, too! Typically anything from courthouse ceremonies and elopements to 50 person ceremonies. Email us for more info!

Holiday Photography and Hiatus Announcement

We’re Going on Hiatus

We had so much fun this holiday season! We are so grateful for all of our amazing clients and wanted to share one last dose of holiday joy before we go on hiatus. That’s right, LMP is taking a little break from photography this winter, mainly due to the fact that most of our work is done outdoors, and also because we’re exhausted after this amazing holiday season! Check out some of our favorite shoots below and keep an eye on your inbox for the return of LMP soon!

Blogger Love

We were so excited to work with a new blogger this season, Katelyn Dupree, for some adorable holiday looks. And of course we got some holiday photos for Jess of The Petite Diaries!

Holiday Blogger Client

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 | Katelyn Dupree

Holiday Blogger Client

My Favorite Holiday Activities in Chicago | Katelyn Dupree

Holiday Blogger Client

The Petite Diaries

Holiday Blogger Client

The Petite Diaries

Holiday Blogger Client

Christmas Plaid with Landon Lacey | The Petite Diaries

Family Holiday

‘Tis the season for Christmas cards, and we got to help make memories for some families! We got to take photos of an adorable little family in matching pajamas and just about died of the cute. Also, we got to snap some cousins and their dogs. We aren’t sharing the full group by request but we did include some of the pups for you guys!

Family Holiday Client

Family Holiday Client

Holiday Pet Family Photography

Holiday Pet Family Photography

Holiday Pet Family Photography

Behind In Front of the Lens

Of course, as any photography couple is wont to do, we took photos of each other in all of our looks! Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, and parties! Then Dannie blogged about them, as bloggers are wont to do!

Holiday Blogger Client

The 2017 Stile.Foto.Cibo Holiday Gift Guide, the LGBT Friendly Gift Guide You Never Knew You Needed

Holiday Blogger Client

A Very Dapper Thanksgiving | Wife Life | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Holiday Blogger Client

Small Business Saturday with Fab’rik Wicker Park | Stile.Foto.Cibo

New Year’s Eve Inspo with Threadup | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Holiday Blogger Client

Plus Size New Year’s Eve Look | Wife Life | Stile.Foto.Cibo

How were your holidays? Leave us a comment with your favorite story from this past season!

Interested in working with Levine-Moore Photography in the new year? We’re still answering email, so feel free to email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

levinemoorephoto@gmail.com

Love from our family to yours,

Sarah & Dannie

 

Fall at Levine-Moore Photography: Bloggers, Brides, and Babies!

It’s been a busy fall season here at LMP! We’ve been working with new and returning bloggers across food, fashion, and lifestyle. We’ve captured an amazing bridal look. Documented a baby’s first cake experience. And of course we’ve been getting families ready for the holidays with family sessions for their holiday cards. Check out some of our favorite photos of the season below! And of course always feel free to reach out for a shoot!

Fall Bloggers

Fall Couple Photo | Levine-Moore Photography

This adorable couple, blogger Kaitlyn of Collectively Kaitlyn and her boyfriend, is from Michigan but spends a lot of time in Chicago. We helped capture their cute style and love of the city in this shoot on Montrose Beach.

The Petite Diaries | Levine-Moore Photography

We’ve continued working with Jess of The Petite Diaries, meeting up to shoot outfits regularly for her blog.

Ready to Stare | Levine-Moore Photography

We met Alysse a while back at another gig and were so excited to shoot her again for the Fashionably Femme series on Stile.Foto.Cibo. She also blogs at Ready to Stare.

Beauty by Gaby | Levine-Moore Photography

Beauty blogger Gaby decided to dip into fashion with a new Fashion Friday feature. LMP is glad to be her photographer!  Check her out at Beauty by Gaby.

Style & Composition | Levine-Moore Photography

We’ve also started working with a new style blogger, Style & Composition, a college blogger here in Chicago, and having so much fun!

The Tipsy Housewife | Levine-Moore Photography

Food blogger The Tipsy Housewife reached out for some re-branding photos and LMP was excited to wander a grocery store and kitchen with her!

Fall Bride!

Goth Unicorn Bride | Levine-Moore Photography

Another Fashionably Femme shoot we had so much fun with was Kimberly, who brought her wedding outfit to play with! She’s a self described Goth Unicorn Bride (as well as many other labels) and the skirt was too amazing for words!

 

Birthday Baby!

Cake Smash | Levine-Moore Photography

And possibly the most fun of all, a birthday! We got to take photos of Stella as she turned one and tried cake for the first time. Verdict? Not a huge fan of frosting.

Like what you see?

We have more shoots planned in the next couple of weeks so check back. Plus we have just a couple of spots left for your updated family portrait for the holidays! Keep an eye out here for all the amazing families we are capturing this season and email us at levinemoorephoto@gmail.com to schedule!

 

LMP in NYC | Micaela Fashionably Femme

Welcome to Fashionably Femme. Fashionably Femme is a blog series featuring femmes from all nooks of the LGBTQIA community. These rocking folks are girl bosses, moms, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of amazing human beings. Michaela is a long time friend of mine. She’s a New York City model (so photogs, hit her up!) and an overall…

via Michaela – Model, Actress, Fashionista | Fashionably Femme | Stile.Foto.Cibo — Stile.Foto.Cibo

Adventure Wear | Nature and Dogs on Stile.Foto.Cibo

Adventure Wear | What the Heck Is That?! Get ready, everyone. I’m about to blow your minds. And claim a phrase that involves some cringe-worthy google searching. Seriously, go search “adventure wear” and then come on back here for some much more aesthetically pleasing outdoors inspiration. I’ll wait. Over our anniversary weekend, Sarah and I…

via Adventure Wear | What to Wear When You Go Hiking — Stile.Foto.Cibo

Keeping it Casual

Loving these new casual photos with Stile.Foto.Cibo! Check out her guide to dressing up jeans and a tee for fall. And don’t forget to check out her own tee line, Tees by Stile.Foto.Cibo!

With fall temps officially here in Chicago and the promise of chill in the air, it’s getting to be that time of year where all I want is to be cozy, style be damned. And yet every time I end up in public, I constantly hear “How do you always look cute?” even if I’m…

via How to Make a Tee Shirt and Jeans Look Chic — Stile.Foto.Cibo

Meet Jess of The Petite Diaries

Recently, we started working with Jess of The Petite Diaries. Check out her blog post with #LMPlove photos and check out the rest of her blog! We’re especially excited about the Wedding Wire series!

If you know me then you know I love a good gingham look. I also LOVE wearing gingham in the fall but often find it hard to style. So of course when I was thinking of new ways to wear my favorite pattern I knew I had to share my styles. Look one would be…

via 3 ways to Wear Gingham this Fall — The Petite Diaries

End of Summer (Head) Shots — The Chicago Good Life

We loved working with The Chicago Good Life to update her branding photos! Check out her post and feel free to reach out with any branding inquiries!

I had an awesome chance to work with the talented photographer, Sarah, from Levine Moore Photo We took some updated photos for my blog at North Avenue Beach and at the new swanky Shore Club. We had lots of fun and the photos turned out amazing. Now we have teamed up to do a FREE 30 MINUTE HEADSHOT […]

via End of Summer (Head) Shots — The Chicago Good Life

Jennie | Fashionably Femme — Stile.Foto.Cibo

Welcome to Fashionably Femme. Fashionably Femme is a blog series featuring femmes from all nooks of the LGBT*QIA community. These rocking folks are girl bosses, moms, entrepreneurs, and all sorts of amazing human beings. Meet Jennie. One of my dearest friends, extreme music enthusiast, possibly one of the most intelligent people I know, and professional…

via Jennie | Fashionably Femme — Stile.Foto.Cibo

 

Congrats to the new Mr and Mrs!

Levine-Moore Photography officially does wedding photography! Check out a few of our favorite photos from our first wedding and join us in congratulating the new Mr and Mrs!

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Getting ready with the bride

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Her shoes and ring

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Before the First Look

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Bride & Groom

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Groom with Groomsmen

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Bride and Groom with sister of the groom

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

The Beautiful Bride

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

The Ceremony

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

The Ceremony

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Leaving the ceremony

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Bride with Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaids, and Flower Girls

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Bride & Groom with both of their parents

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Bride with flower girls

 

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Bride & Groom with wedding party

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Cake Cutting

First Wedding | Levine-Moore Photography

Bouquet Toss

Sarah and Dannie Levine-Moore have been taking photos of their world, clients, each other, and their dogs for years. They love to work together to get the shots you can’t get with just one photographer, and as partners in business as well as life, their shoots are smooth and easy. They specialize in portraits, pets, fashion, weddings, and events.

We offer a variety of sessions at budget-friendly price points. Check out our rate page for more information and feel free to reach out with questions or for a custom package.

We send out quarterly newsletters as well as occasional blog updates and of course sales, so be sure to subscribe to our mailing list.

And of course feel free to reach out at levinemoorephoto@gmail.com or through our facebook page.

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