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Photo Shoot DOs

Your photo shoot is approaching, it’s your first time working with a photographer… Here are some things to consider:

Several weeks in advance

  1. Book the shoot – Confirm the date and meeting time.  Be sure if you are doing your own hair & makeup, you arrive ready to shoot.  If you are getting hair & makeup done by a professional at the site, be sure to arrive early and give yourself time to primp.
  2. Confirm the location – You will need to know if you are shooting outside or in a studio.
  3. Clarify who will be at the shoot – will it be just you and the photographer? will the photographer have an assistant? will you be bringing someone?
  4. Confirm how many looks you plan on shooting – Most photographers have a limit on the number of outfits/looks per shoot.

Week before shoot

  1. Stop tanning or using a spray tan – both can cause your skin to look very dry.  Tanning beds can also cause minor water retention under the muscles, which is the last thing you want the day of a photo shoot.
  2. Eat clean – no need to deplete yourself and get stage-ready (unless you happen to be shooting the day or two before a show).  Often times, the very-depleted look does not photograph great.  Most people wind up showing a lot of wrinkles and dryness because of being depleted in pictures.
  3. Drink water – cannot emphasize this enough.  You have to stay hydrated and continue flushing out toxins to help maintain a clear complexion for the shoot.  GOOD SKIN goes a long way in photos.

Morning of shoot

  1. Eat small meals – cut back on vegetables and anything heavy. Last thing you want is a full stomach or any bloating.
  2. Wear loose-fitting clothing – nothing too tight, including undergarments or a bathing suit.  This will prevent markings on the skin.
  3. Continue to stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water.
  4. Bring something for the photographer to drink – I usually bring coffee and a large water.
  5. Be on time, if not early.
  6. Relax and enjoy the shoot – SMILE!

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