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To the PNM asking about what to wear for headshots: I know one key factor my chapter prefers in headshots is that it looks like you. If it's too retouched or maybe you dye your hair after taking them, we may not recognize you when you walk in the door (which is fine, we can compensate) but it does help A LOT if you look like your picture. Good luck on recruitment!!

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classicallylovely

TRUE - TRUE! A PNM should look like her recruitment photo in hair color, general style and overall appearance. Very helpful! xoxo ;)

Hello! SO I am taking my headshots and full body shots for my sorority recruitment on thursday and I have NO clue what to wear.. Any ideas?!

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retrieve-mee

Usually solid colors are best for portraits of any kind. I would suggest something “nice casual” that’s not too fussy and not too relaxed. Wearing your best color is a good idea, like a beautiful blue, coral, or other flattering shade which highlights your eye color and/or skin tones. Simple styling is also a good idea, so the focus is on you and not your busy jewelry or geometric dress design. Aim for a simple dress or separates that you would wear to a brunch, daytime party, or senior portrait. That’s the level of nice casual that should be appropriate. 

And the photos should look like you do normally, not some glamour version. The chapters use the pictures for reference, so they need to match who you really are during recruitment. Style your hair and make-up similar to how you appear in real life. You want your recruitment photo to be the most flattering version of your daily look.

Usually you only need one photo for your rush application, so pick a pose that clearly shows your face. A full body shot is nice, but the sororities need to remember who you are primarily by facial recognition. So a headshot or 3/4 shot is preferred. Classic, natural and attractive are what you should aim for overall. xoxo ;)

• PNM headshot examples from Lisa McNiel Photography:

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• More PNM sorority recruitment headshot examples from Goggle

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