Many of the models we work with have never participated in a photo shoot! And you can be assured that we will do our utmost to make you feel comfortable. Below, you will find some basic guidelines to prepare for your session.
Aesthetic & Cosmetic Preparation
Take care of your nails. Be sure that your nails are neat and well maintained. Short nails are preferred. A natural, non-colored, or French manicure look is preferable. If you plan on posing barefoot, be sure your feet and toes are in good condition.
If you plan on showing your smile, be sure that your teeth are ready for prime-time. If your teeth are discolored, you may want to consider having them cleaned/whitened.
Make sure your hair looks great. It is always advisable to bring a hair brush-especially when shooting on location. Pay attention to other details such as earrings. Small earrings are OK but large earrings tend to distract. Bracelets can also be distracting in you photographs.
72 Hours Before Your Photo Shoot: Details
Be sure you have worked out all the necessary details about your shoot. You should know where you’re supposed to go, the easiest & fastest way to get there, and what you need to do to prepare for your shoot.
24 Hours Before Your Photo Shoot: What clothes should you bring to a photo shoot?
Bringing a variety of different types of clothes is a good idea. Most photographers prefer to have a variety of options (please refer to “styles of clothes” below). Options are always good and you never know when you’ll feel like wearing something. And if you think you might want to bring something, but have second thoughts about it, bring it anyway. It is better to always bring more than you think you will need, however it may not always be possible to shoot with everything you bring.
Styles of Clothes
Solid color clothing with no polka dots, no wild prints, and no distracting stripes usually works best. Clothing of this type tends to distract the viewer from the most important subject in your photos, you.
Recommended clothing styles:
jeans shorts various forms of full and brief tops mini-dresses mini-skirts
How to learn model poses and facial expressions
It is always a significant help if the person being photographed has an understanding of what their body looks like in different positions and to also understand how their face feels when they’re making different expressions. It is a good idea that all first-time models, and anyone relatively new to modeling, practice posing and making different facial expressions in front of a mirror. It may feel silly to practice such things in front of a mirror, but it is a great way to prepare for what it will be like in front of a camera and should actually make doing your shoot easier and more comfortable.
Learning model poses
Some of the best reference guides for posing are fashion catalogs and magazines. Study them. Pay close attention to the position of hands, the different angles the body makes (including the tilt of the head, arms, torso, thighs, and legs), and facial expressions. Depending on your primary interest, catalogs from popular clothing companies are best. Find the poses you like and, practice these poses in front of a mirror.
We hope that the above information will help you feel confident for your photo session! However, the most important thing is, that this is your day and we want you to shine!