1. Practice your poses
When it comes down to the day of your shoot, it’s so important that you’ve practiced your poses in front of a mirror. You can figure out your best angles and understand what happens when the light hits your body in different positions. Posing might seem awkward at first, but with the right photographer it can quickly become a fun and playful experience.
All of our photographers are experts at getting the most out of everyone. They will direct you every step of the way, showing you exactly how to stand and pose. This will help you to feel way more at ease during your first photo shoot!
2. Pre-Shoot Details
It’s so important that you pay attention to detail when preparing for your shoot. Cameras can pick up slight defects in a lot more detail than the naked eye so make sure your legs have been shaved/waxed prior to the shoot and that your nails aren’t chipped. Always make sure you have the correct underwear for your shoot, if you’re wearing anything showing your shoulders then you’ll need a strapless bra, likewise if you’re wanting to shoot a boudoir look then don’t forget to bring in some gorgeous matching undergarments.
3. Be well rested
Tiredness shows on your face, your skin and then seeps through your attitude. It’s one of life’s well known secrets that you must have at least your 8 hours of sleep per night; but before your photo shoot, it’s something you can’t skip! Pop some lavender essential oil on your pillow if you struggle to sleep. Your eyes will be bright and beautiful in the morning and you’ll sparkle through your poses.
4. Define your strong look
Wardrobe prep is absolutely essential to nail your photo shoot. Think of a few different trends that you may want to subtly accent in your photos. If you love high fashion, editorial style then you need to start gathering eclectic clothing and exaggerated props like layers of lace fabric, funky hats or huge platform shoes. We picked apart 5 Fundamentals to Photo Shoot Styling in another blog post to give you some wardrobe inspiration.
Once you’re all prepared, it’s time to work on your attitude. You need to remember that you are fabulous and be confident in your shoot. Everyone gets a bit nervous before a photo shoot, so channel those nerves into excitement so that the confidence flows out of you as soon as the camera starts flashing!