Preparing for a Photo Shoot
Shoot requires a lot of sincere effort in order to be a success. Here is a list
of things to keep in mind while you prepare for your photo session:
This is an important day!
to the shoot with your
hair ready for the first look. DO NOT get it cut just before your
shoot in case it doesn't turn out right! If you hair is dry, opt for a deep
conditioning treatment. If you color your hair, get a refresher or have
your roots done.
make-up supplies for touch-ups. By taking care of your contouring and
base items before the shoot it helps speed matters along.
Fingernails should be clean and groomed and not too long. Polish
should be a light color.
shave your legs and armpits 3 days prior to a shoot. If you are modeling
swimwear or lingerie, be sure you hit the bikini line. This is also the time
to be sure your
facial hair is under control. Don't have your facial hair waxed in the
three days prior to your shoot in order to allow for irritation to disappear
Remember: All facial hair should be
tweezed, waxed, or shaven, and excess arm hair should be waxed.
Stay out of the
sun and the tanning salons!
plenty of sleep the night before. Bags,
dark circles, and bloodshot eyes WILL ruin a shoot. Sleep at least eight
hours a night for the three days prior to your shoot. Stay off the booze and
other influential substances! It does show on your face. Eat a good
meal prior to your shoot. Drink plenty of
water, avoid salty foods and alcohol prior to a shoot so that you are not
puffy on the day of the shoot.
not wear jeans, elastic waist bands, pantyhose, bras, ankle socks or tight
underwear prior to your shoot as they will leave red marks across your
stomach, legs and thighs. Try on all your clothes
ahead of time. Make sure they fit well, are cleaned, pressed and
have no missing buttons. Bring colors that look good on you. Black & white are
great. Avoid lavish designs, floral patterns and stripes. Stay away from white
clothing if being photographed indoors and stick with the bright colors if the
shoot is outdoors. Clothing that shows texture such as weaves, knits, etc.
often enhance a three dimensional look to photos.
out pictures that you like from magazines: the pose, mood, expression, angle,
attitude, energy. Practice facial
expressions in front of the mirror learn how your face feels with a perfect
smile - no gums, eyes open - not squinting. Practice your poses in front of a
To top it all, Please be on
time for your photo shoot.