Shoot Prep


A Few Days Before The Shoot...

Call / text your photographer! Confirm time, location, wardrobe and ask any last minute questions.


  • Greasy, spicy, and salty food. 
  • Get your hair trimmed by your regular stylist if you need it. 
  • If you dye your hair, make sure your color is good and roots are not visible. 
  • Get a touch-up done, if necessary. 

If you are having close-ups done or getting makeup applied, have a light facial to close the pores. Test-run this step several weeks prior to make sure you don't have any adverse reactions.

Day/Night Before The Shoot...

Remember to:

  • Remove hair from underarms and legs if applicable.
  • Don't forget your bikini line if you are going to be in swimwear!
  • This should not be your first time using a product, only use self-tanner the day before a shoot if you are experienced with it and know it will look natural.
  • Avoid drinking any alcohol, it leaves the face puffy.
  • Remove any watches, rings, or other jewelry that could leave an impression on your skin.
  • Try not to schedule any activities today, just relax and rest your nerves if you are anxious about the shoot.

Get plenty of sleep!

Day Of The Shoot:

If the shoot is very early (sunrise), go for a light jog prior to the shoot to wake up your face. This eliminates the tired look we see on most people first thing in the morning.



  • Wear sweatpants and loose sneakers. You'll look a lot less stylish when you arrive but you won't have any marks on your skin during the shoot - and isn't that what's important???
  • Pack all of your wardrobe (with shoes, accessories, and props) and your model kit and arrive on time.  It's so important to be punctual, especially for outdoor shoots.  

Make this a priority.

Lastly...Have Fun!

Please let me know if there's any questions about any prep information.