Getting ready for a photoshoot can seem daunting! Here are a few tips to help you be photo ready for your session!
- exfoliate: scrub your face gently to remove dry, dead skin and clear pores. Do this a several times before your shoot. Allow a couple days between the last exfoliation and the day of your shoot.
- don’t touch your face: overtime you touch your face, you spread acne causing bacteria on your face. It may be tempting to pick at existing pimples, but do your best to leave them alone. Its much easier to cover a pimple with makeup than it is to hide open sores or scabs.
- eyebrows: if you want to get your eyebrows waxed, make sure to do so several days in advanced; often waxing leaves temporary redness.
- color and cut: make an appointment with your stylist to have your roots and color touched up as well as a fresh trim to remove spilt ends. If you color your hair, outgrowth is the difficult to hide in photos, so a fresh color a week or so before your shoot will be helpful to you and your photographer.
- styling: if you are doing your own hair, put a little thought into what you want to do with it? Down? Up? Casual? Fancy? If you choose to have your stylist style your hair for the shoot, schedule them with plenty of time so you will not be late for your session.
- get a manicure: most people who have their nails done need fills every couple of weeks, plan to have yours done so they look fresh and new within a couple days of your shoot.
- polish and trim: If you dont go to a nail technician, make sure your nails are trimmed and either remove all polish or make sure there is no outgrowth or chipping in your polish for the shoot.
- lotion: use moisturizer for at least a week leading up to your shoot for nice soft crack free hands.
- pick 3-4 outfits
- casual (but still keep the look polished)
- dressy (a favorite outfit that maybe you don’t get to wear very often)
- formal (especially for seniors: favorite ball gown/ suite & tie)
- when picking each outfit, consider your favorites, outfits you love but are impractical for normal wear, and choose a variety of lights and darks.
- Let your choices reflect your personality.