Shoot DaySome helpful tips to make the most out of your shoot.
Congratulations! You’ve booked a shoot. What happens when you get here?
First of all, I’ll make you a nice cup of tea* and we’ll have a look through your outfits and chat about the day ahead. (*other beverages are also available). Then my hair & make-up artist will get to work making you look even more fabulous. This takes around an hour, depending on the length of your hair. I’ll be with you throughout, as the more used you are to me, the more relaxed you’ll be for the shoot.
Then it’s time to put on your first outfit and have your picture taken. Nervous? Don’t worry, I’ll give you all the guidance you need, and everyone takes a while to warm up, even full-time models, so there’s no rush or expectation. I start with nice, easy, natural poses that you don’t have to think too much about, and we work at your own pace till we have the shots we need.
I’ve listed a few dos and don’ts below to help the day go smoothly.
Be On Time
I work with natural light and hey, we’re in England with all its lovely weather, so it’s very important to turn up on time for your shoot. I would suggest leaving half an hour earlier than you think you need to, that way if you get delayed you’ll still get here on time without having to stress about it, which doesn’t help the photos. If you turn up early it’s no problem, I’ll make you a nice cup of tea and you can relax for a bit.
Allow Enough Time
My make-up artist takes the time to make you look amazing and I don’t believe in rushing a shoot, plus it’s nice to have a look through the photos after we finish, so please allow 4-5 hours in total. If you have to be somewhere else afterwards please let me know when you arrive.
What To Wear
- It´s easier to make you look good in underwear/swimwear than clothes unless you have REALLY nice clothes, denim always works and it´s good to accessorise. Bring at least one pair of heels, as they make a big difference to your posture, even if they’re not in shot.
- A strategically placed sheet can be suggestively sexy without showing any more of you than a dress would.
See you soon