When that little headshot jpeg pops up on a casting director’s computer, you want them to say, “Yes, bring that person in!” Not “Yikes, that guy kinda scares me.”- Backstage

Teenage Actor Headshots

When it comes to teenage actor headshots there are a few things that you want to consider.   First off,  headshots are the first thing that a casting director will see.  This might be the only chance you have to make a big impression!  You want to make sure that your headshots stand out from the crowd, but you don’t want it to ‘crowded’.  What I mean is this.   Keep it simple, keep it clean and keep it fresh.  All eyes should be on your eyes.


Clean and Neat Cannot be Beat.

Remember this saying because it’s easy to overthink your teenage actor headshots.  (So much rides on these pictures, right? )  I cannot stress enough how important it is to keep your clothing options simple.  Stay away from logos, stripes and crazy patterns.  Always keep in mind that the director wants to see who you are.  Keeping your clothing options simple gives the casting director a window into you.

To Compliment or Contrast

Definitely Compliment! You probably have a good idea which colors complement your skin tone and eye color. (The compliments are never about the clothes, they’re all about you — what beautiful eyes, glowing skin, lustrous hair, etc.). In general, if you have medium or dark skin & eyes, any color except one that matches your skin will work. Contrast is key. Fair skin and blue eyes? Try blues, pinks and grays. Green eyes? Browns, greens and oranges. These are general rules of the color chart, but go with what you know — and you know what you look and feel good in.


Ready to get started?

We will work together to find the right location and the right clothing options for your headshot photoshoot.  Typically,  sessions last 1-2 hours and we can do a few different outfit changes during that time.  Contact me today! 

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