PAPA Headshots on August 30th, 2022

Hello all from your 2023 PAPA Yearbook staff,

We are excited to announce that we will be taking your PAPA Headshots on August 30th, 2022. Please don’t make any appointments for that day. It is important that you are at PAPA on this day. We have a special setup with MJ Thomas Photography to create Head Shot photos rather than the traditional school photo.

If you are new to PAPA, we are glad to meet you. PAPA has a long history of working with local casting directors to get our students into films shot in New Mexico (Disney’s StarGirl & Lemon Aid Mouth, The Maze Runner, Terminator Salvation, T@gged, etc.)A big step forward for us as a school is the head shot for each of our students.

-“A head shot or headshot is a specific type of portrait (usually a photograph) that realistically demonstrates a person’s appearance for branding or casting. Many head shots are promotional pictures of actors, models, authors. Headshots could be a portrait of a face or full body with a background that clearly illustrate the personality inside the person photographed.”-

2. -When we have a casting session at PAPA or send our students out to a casting call, we want them to be as prepared as possible. The headshot is one way we do that.

3. -This also means that you won’t have a choice of background. In general we use a muted gray with a foot light to emphasis the eyes. It is important that you come to school that day looking your very best.

4. -We use the headshots in our school yearbook as the yearbook student photos as well.

5. -Please come to school that day Camera Ready. This is a film term that means you are ready to go in front of the camera. Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before and drink lots of water (maybe even the week before). Don’t wear t-shirts with logos on them. Don’t wear white. Don’t wear a hat or you will have hat head. Don’t wear a busy pattern.

6. -Jewel tones, solid colors, light powder and/or concealer, and get a haircut the week before.

7. -I will email you again next week and remind you. The next email should have the order form attached for MJ Thomas.

Any questions other than Yearbook should go directly to PAPA at 505-830-3128 or check our PAPA website for more info.


Su Hudson and Your PAPA 2023 Yearbook Staff