Complimentary Headshots for the Campus Community

The office of College Relations and Communications provides complimentary headshots for current faculty and staff during two photo events, once held in the fall semester and once held during the spring semester. No appointments are needed; sittings are first come, first-served. Each sitting should take no more than 5 minutes.

Tuesday, February 26, 9-3pm | Emerson A

What to expect:

Photo files will be emailed individually to each participant after the shoot, please allow up to two weeks for delivery. By default, photos also will be included in the college’s official photo database. If you would like a headshot but do not want your image uploaded in the college database, simply let us know when you come to the sitting.

Recommendations for what to wear:

  • The backdrop will be off-white/light gray. Below are some general suggestions for professional clothing styles that tend to be the most versatile, timeless, and camera-friendly.
  • When choosing clothing, think classic and professional; it's best if the clothing doesn't give away what decade it is.
  • Try to stay away from anything stark white or anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors unless it’s under something, such as a jacket or sweater. Avoid clothing with tight grids or a small herringbone pattern. They can have a moiré pattern effect (rippled effect) on camera.
  • Try to stay away from short sleeves; professional headshots tend to look better without bare arms.
  • If you wear a suit, a dark color like navy blue or gray photographs best.
  • If you wear a suit without a tie, choose a non-white shirt if possible.
  • White shirts without a jacket and tie to break them up can lose detail in the color and folds.
  • Choose clothing that holds its shape and doesn't bunch up when buttoned or when your sitting.
  • If you wear a button-down shirt, it's best to wear a jacket or sweater of some kind to layer, which will also allow for more detail.
  • You may also choose a darker color shirt or something with pockets or details, and if possible unbutton a button. This provides variety in details and depth, to allow contrast from the background.
  • If you wear jewelry, minimal and non-reflective jewelry is recommended.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

Emerson Suites, A

Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact We ask that requests be made as soon as possible to ensure they can be met.

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