How Do I Prepare for a Photoshoot?

Ever wonder what the best tips are to prep for your photoshoot? Great. You came to the right place.  

There are so many things you can do to help yourself get ready for your Photoshoot. I have composed a list of 5 top tips for preparing yourself for a Photoshoot. These aren't in any paticular order.

 

1) Get a Good Nights Sleep

Beauty sleep is not a myth, people. Getting a good nights sleep reduces swelling under the eyes, helps to make your beautiful skin glow, and makes sure that you have enough energy to give your best for a shoot. Not only will you feel great but you will look and be at your best for shoot day. Be sure to drink plenty of water as well because it helps to flush the toxins out of your body and adds to that natural glow.

2) Clothing

If working with a stylist, make sure the clothes you wear to set are loose and flowy. This way, whatever the stylist puts you in, you are sure not to have those lines in your skin from tight jeans. 

If you are not working with a stylist, talk to your photographer about what some good options might be. They might have a tip unique to their style of shooting. Mostly, you want to dress your best. If doing group photos, it's always nicer if every one in the group is wearing a color scheme that ties every one together.  Again, this is a case-by-case situation. When in doubt, reach out.

3)  Get a Make-Up artist

If you are not a professional Make-Up Artist, get one. This, of course is an added luxury, but one totally worth the extra $$$. A make-up artist knows how to make you look good on camera and can change you from drab to fab. A good make-up artist will not only make you feel comfortable and relaxed before the shoot, but will help you feel and look your best. This helps boost your confidence during a shoot providing you with better results. If that's not enough to convince you, think of the $$$ you'll save on post production edits because of a stress breakout. 

4)  Take a Shower(and don't forget to shave)

Honestly, you'd think this one would be super obvious, right??? I mean c'mon people, basic hygiene here. We all have different lifestyles and if that is the look you are going for, cool, but I'm probably not your photographer. At least take a whore bath so the crew doesn't have to smell yesterday's alcohol on your breath. That aside, shaving. Whether you are a guy or a gal, you're having your photo. Take a shower, shave what's necessary(ladies), shave/trim your beards(gentlemen)... Actually while you're at it get a fresh cut. Why spend all this money on a shoot to look half your potential?

5) Try to Vibe w/ Your Photographer  

Having good rapport with your photographer  can make all the difference in the photograph. While sometimes this effect works, generally this will not be the case. You want a photographer that you can vibe with. If you guys get along and trust eachother, that working relationship can yield some epic photos. Get with a photographer whose style you dig and personality you can get with. It's like finding a good therapist, sometimes it takes a few to find the one you like. This relationship can change the whole tone and mood of the work provided.

How to avoid making rookie move on wasting your money? Do your research and most importantly, set up a consultation with your photographer. This way both of you are on the same page when it comes to shoot day.  

 

The most important thing you can do is get comfortable and have fun, don't be scared! It's not like we are aiming to shoot you. 😉

Until next time,

Jasmine Davis