Yes!! Your clothing likely needs retouching. No I’m not kidding.
I’ve had a few fashion stylists tell me that more inexpensive clothes are cut larger, to fit a larger variety of body types, and more expensive clothes have better cuts and more attention to detail when it comes to styling and fit. Some people also wear loose fitting clothing in hopes of hiding a few extra pounds, but in the photography world, this strategy is actually a mistake and makes you look larger than you are.
If you have the time for and can afford a hand tailored suit, this would likely look best “on camera” and help you look your best. But this is not always practical.
Enter retouching for your clothing…
We use photoshop to help you give that custom fitted look. It helps you look more polished and put together. Although not obvious to the viewer, it helps them “feel” your attention to detail and professionalism.
This is something that takes time and is of course hard to do with clothing printed with certain patterns. Solid colors work best for this!
This is just one example of a pretty awesome benefit you get from visiting with a professional headshot studio like ours. Sure you can get a quick headshot done at the mall or from a friend with a “nice camera” but it’s highly likely that neither will have the ability to or will think to retouch your clothing. It’s a detail that won’t get overlooked with us and is something we view as important to your success.