Let’s talk about how to prepare for a photoshoot. Preparing for your professional photoshoot may seem like a large task. The most important thing to remember is your overall goal should be to have fun and enjoy your time in front of the camera. With that being said, let’s look at a few tips that may help you improve your overall experience.
- Plan in advance. The worse thing you can do is try to “throw a shoot together”. There are many details to think about, and one misstep can make you feel like your entire shoot will not go as planned. Work with your photographer and share with them your ideas so that you can effectively plan each detail of your shoot. This can include sending them samples/ideas or sharing Pinterest boards with them.
- If you feel you may need someone to accompany you to your shoot, do so. It’s best to try to limit it to one person. To many people at a photoshoot, that are not actively participating by providing a service, can cause a certain level of confusion. Make sure to inform your photographer or studio if someone will be accompanying you on your shoot.
- The days leading up to your shoot (preferably 3 to 5 days out), try not to eat anything that may cause bloating or that may cause your skin to break out. Try to drink plenty of water at least 14 days or more out from your shoot.
- You should wear clothing that best suits your body type. Wearing clothes that may not fit properly and then asking the photographer to Photoshop your images to correct that, may cause you to incur additional cost.
- Be sure to get plenty of rest the night before your shoot. We recommend a full 8 hours of sleep.
- Leave in plenty of time to arrive at your shoot on time. You would be surprised how being stuck in traffic can cause you to be flustered for the first part of your shoot.
- Have an idea of music that puts you in your happy place and send it to the photographer in advance.
- ENJOY YOUR PHOTOSHOOT!