Each contestant is required to submit their Official Headshot for the 2023 pageant program book and website. You may shoot with any professional photographer of your choice, but the photo must meet our requirements.

Photograph Requirements:

  • Solid colored top/dress/etc.
  • Fashionable accessories
  • Background Color – WHITE
  • Photo Specs – 5×7 and 300 dpi
  • Shot from the HIP, UP!

Q: What do I wear for my headshot?

A: You may wear any bright and solid colored top or dress of your liking. Fashionable accessories are also recommended. You want to be sure your hair and makeup are done properly. Remember “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression”. 

Q: Can I choose any backdrop color?

A: The background color for ALL contestant headshots will be WHITE this year. Be sure the photo is shot from the HIP, UP.

Q: Who can take my photo?

A: Massachusetts Contestants are able to shoot with any Professional Photographer, as long as the submitted photo meets all of our requirements. We have also provided the names of our Official Photography Sponsors below.

Q: Who can do my hair and makeup?

A: Contestants are able to work with any hair and makeup artist(s). We have also provided the names of our Official Hair/Makeup Sponsors below.


REMINDER: If you choose to not shoot with a photographer prior to Orientation, we will be providing a photographer at Orientation for a fee of $25. Please keep in mind, this photograph will be done rather quickly and the staff will be selecting the photograph that will be used for the program book and website.