Congrats!  If you are coming to studio 292 for an Agency Mini Session that means you are already represented!

An Agency Mini Session is the best way to update or get a fantastic headshot for a great price!

Our Mini Sessions last anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes depending.  Please plan on being at our studio for at least 1 hour.

Parents if you are bringing 2 or more little ones to be photographed, please bring a helping hand.

These sessions will be quick and fun and leave you with a great headshot!




Get plenty of sleep the night before

Whiten your teeth

A little tan is ok, tropical tan, no way!

Do not get a facial or wax anything the day prior, you need to allow3-4 days for your skin to heal

Men talk to your agent about facial hair! If you have a beard or light dusting does your agent want that in your headshot?

Prepare your clothing in a neat and organized way so they are not a crumpled mess when you get to the shoot!

Do not wear perfume or perfumed lotion and no white deodorant. All of these can transfer to clothes

Have a fresh manicure, clean fingernails and toes without polish, absolutely no acrylic nails!

Make sure your hair is healthy and you have a fresh haircut, color (if color treated).


Hair length and shape is just as important as a color and trim. When a model’s hair is too long it becomes unmanageable for the stylist on
set. Arrive with clean, DRY hair. Hair should be natural texture. Kids hair should not be longer than their shoulder blades. If stringy and see through on the ends have it cut! We do see this all the time, and it is not a marketable look for kids.  DO NOT COME WITH HAIR IN A PONY TAIL OR BRAIDS OR UP IN ANY WAY!


Straight or curly? Talk to your agent. When in doubt don’t change the natural texture too drastically.

Arrive with a clean face: moisturized, with NO leftover mascara from the night before, lips should be moisturized too.

(Dry, cracked lips are one of the most difficult things to retouch because of the irregular texture.)



Always remember that certain clothing items may work better in real life than they translate onto camera, so it is a good idea to bring a large assortment and range of wardrobe to your shoot.

10 choices for a head shot is barely enough, 20 is better! A common thing to do is purchase items for your session and return after. These days, the majority of your shots should be tighter head shots that need to stand out in a smaller “thumbnail ” format for online submissions.  A common thing is to purchase clothing for your session and return after.  We are able to keep the tags on most items.

Do consider color, which is another way to add richness to a shot. Bring a good variety of color tops. Colors can range form bright to subdued, also bring some basic black, white and gray.

Please mix up the necklines. Every different neckline will change the shape of your face so definitely come with an array tops so that we can have the luxury to pick and choose. Think about scoop necks, button downs, zipper necks, hoodies, crew, halter tops and narrow V’s. Always avoid a wider V that might make you appear naked when cropped in tighter. The same applies to plunging tank tops. They can work for a 3/4 look but not a head shot as it distracts the focus from your eyes. Bring a variation of sleeve lengths for wider shots and play with the idea of a layered look.

Please make sure that anything you bring with you is clean and in perfect condition (no tears or repairs, no scuffs on the shoes- make sure they are polished, etc.)

Undergarments (must not have any embellishments, i.e. lace, beading, etc): Thong, bra, strapless bra- nude (a must) and black (if you have it)

A couple pairs of your favorite jeans (no excessive tears, no rhinestones or large white seaming), pair of dark skinny jeans and cute jean shorts (make sure there are NO large pockets in the front)

A few favorite accessories, i.e. belts, necklaces, bracelets

DO NOT bring anything with cartoon characters, logos, glitter, sparkles, big hair accessories.

The more color options the better! You will be marketed as commercial fresh and fun!

Suits for men and women for a professional look mid 20's and above.


Women:Check out H&M,Top Shop,JCrew,Gap. For business looks try Ann Taylor or Loft for
current professional looks.

Guys: Check out JCrew for great styling, v-neck t-shirts, tailored suits, dress shirts, and coats! Plaid shirts, casual button up's, nice tee shirts.


Kids: stripes, plaids, solids- Check out Milk Magazine, Next UK, H&M.  Target has a great kids selection just stay away from glitter and sequins. Also check out Boden, Gap kids, and Old Navy for great styling ideas for women, men and kids.
Here are some cute styling ideas on Pinterest:


For all looks including head shots please refer to our STUDIO 292 PINTEREST pages for help with wardrobe: