Everything You Need to Know to Prepare!

We know how stressful it can feel to prepare for a photo shoot! It isn't something you do every day, so there is uncertainty when deciding what to bring, etc.

To-Do Timeline:


One week before:

  • Hair Color - if you need highlights or color, please have it done in the days before the shoot. I want you to feel completely comfortable and not worried about roots!
  • If you wax, wax your face, upper lip, eye brows, etc. Definitely give yourself a few days to heal from redness.
  • Avoid getting a sunburn or tan lines prior to your shoot.
  • Do you have your clothing choices picked out? Call us if you have questions or want to review your selections!

Three Days Before the Shoot:

  • How do your nails look? 
  • It is sometimes overlooked, but makes a huge difference in how you feel if fingernail polish is chipped. We recommend a neutral color .
  • If a blemish has decided to make an appearance, leave it be, as it's an easy edit to remove (the magic of photo editing!)
  • Drink lots of water in the days before the shoot (great for the skin)!

The Day Before the Shoot:

  • Iron the clothes you will be photographed in (or pick up from the cleaner).
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and allow yourself a good night's sleep. Don't worry too much if you have dark circles the day of your shoot (again, the magic of editing).
  • Touch up your Touch up your eyebrows. up your eyebr

The Morning of the Shoot:

  • Moisturize with a gentle lotion or oil.
  • Check your finger nails for dirt and check the corners of your eyes for “eye goop”.
  • Take a few minutes to relax and pamper yourself. 


Come to the shoot with:

  • Your wardrobe selections.
  •  Jewelry.
  •  Props (if using any).
  • Shoes.
  • Under garments that match your wardrobe selections.
  • One extra outfit that might be fun to try out for the shoot.


Stay calm and relax! I direct everything, so you won't have to worry about where to put your hands, etc. And I 

promise not to say "cheese".