How to get ready for a studio photoshoot!

First, think about what message you would like to put in your shooting…

Is there a specific theme or idea in mind? discuss it with the photographer first.

Do you want to be smiling or do you want to be moody and emotional?

Tip: Look at your past photos and see what works well on your body!

Now let us move on after selecting the theme or mood in the photoshoot to the details:

  • Clothes: First question: what should i wear? Make a good selection of clothes…
    • I always recommend to bring along a number of different outfits in various styles and colours.
    • All you intend to wear should be laid out, clean and ironed. wrinkle-free clothing will help make your photo much more professional.
    • No florals, or large busy prints. Plain colours are best.
    • Don’t wear tight clothes or bra prior to photoshoot since they leave strap marks and take a while to go away.
    • Accessories are the secret ingredient… I am sure you have enough accessories in your closet for this. Bracelets, hair clips, hats, rings, belts, glasses, earrings, etc…
    • Shoes: Think smart, what can suit many dresses, always bring both flat and heels.
  • Posing: Practice different poses in the mirror at home – different faces (smiling, seductive, happy, etc…).
  • Hair: Check your hair! If it has been a while since you had a trim, now is the time.
    • Do NOT arrive to your shoot with wet hair.
    • Bring a hair brush along as the photographer will want to show your hair off with various looks.
    • bring a couple of hair clips or rubber bands to put your hair up or in a different style.
    • Body Hair: Be sure to take care of all hair removal 2-3 days before your shoot appointment. This time is necessary to allow for any skin irritation to disappear before your shoot.
  • Makeup: Come to the shoot mostly made up.
    • Bring plenty of makeup with you for touch up.
    • You will also need to use an unusual amount of powder on your skin to kill the white shining skin.
    • Lips: Avoid dry lips by putting Vaseline on your lips before bed and the morning of your photoshoot.
    • Eyebrows: Have your brows shaped.
    • Skin: Coconut Oil is great for keeping the skin glowing.
  • Nails: Take care of your nails. Be sure that your nails are neat and well maintained.
    • French manicure, light-pink, etc… look is preferable.
    • If you plan on posing barefoot, be sure your feet and toes are in good condition.
    • Be careful your nails colour does not detract from you and your face.
  • Perfume: If you wear perfume to the photoshoot (not recommended), make sure it’s very light. Photographers studios are not always large and strong perfume will overwhelm the photographer.

Do NOT forget to:

  • Eat: Eat something light before the photo shoot so you’re not hungry during the shoot. you will look better, be more focused and have the energy throughout the shoot.
    • Water: drink plenty of water starting a week in advance of your photoshoot. This will hydrate your skin.
  • Rest: Get plenty of rest the night before the photoshoot. your energy will shine through in each pose!
  • Music: Bring your own CD. The music you like to listen to will help you relax.
  • Be on time 🙂

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