Prepping For A Photo Session

 

One of things most people don't give much thought to is how they should prepare for a photo shoot. In order for your session to be as stress free as possible, please consider the following suggestions. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us via our contact page.

 

1. All you intend to wear should be laid out, clean and ironed the night before.  Wrinkle-free clothing will help make your image much better. Make sure all of your clothing is lint free.

2. Eat!  Be sure to eat something before you leave for your session so you're not hungry during the shoot.  I can't stress this enough.  You will look better, be more focused, and have the energy throughout the shoot.  This is especially important for children. A great idea would be to bring crackers, nutrition bar, etc; but stay away from chocolate or colored items/drinks, etc. You wouldn't want to color the lips, tongue, and teeth or dirty the clothing.

3. Make-up:  You want to achieve a natural even skin tone. If you would like a makeup artist, please don't hesitate to ask. We can provide one for an additional fee.

4. Fingers and toes should be clean and groomed.  Nails should be a natural color for model/actor headshots and portfolios;  and any color for portraits, etc. Just make sure that your nail color doesn't distract the viewer of your photo away from your face.

5. For men, all facial hair should be groomed.  If you wish to have a few 'rough' shots and then shave to include a few shots with a smoother look, please bring your shaving kit and mention this to the photographer before the shoot.

6. Facials and haircuts should be done a week or so before the shoot date. A bad haircut or facial a day prior to a shoot can be a real disaster.

7. For all, be sure eyebrows are groomed, teeth are clean, and lips are not dry.  If necessary, please bring a lip balm/moisturizer with you.  Moist lips always look better.

8. Come hair-ready and bring a brush, comb, etc for touching up during the shoot.  Hair and Make-up professionals are recommended for best results and are available for an additional cost.

9. Wardrobe: A good rule-of-thumb is to try and wear clothing that doesn't detract from your face:  Your clothes should be free of logos.  You would also want to stay away from large busy prints and loud vibrant colors, .  Similar to nails, loud colors usually command the viewer's attention, etc.  You should discuss wardrobe with your photographer before the shoot.

If you see ideas in magazines, etc. that really attract your attention, feel free to bring those clipping or phone pics to your session.  How you feel about photography, what moves you and what you gravitate to provides much insight helping meet and exceeding your expectations.  Never hesitate to share your ideas with the photographer.