Table of contents #
1. Introduction #
Welcome to our knowledge base support documentation on preparing for your photoshoot.
Whether you’re getting ready for a family, graduation, maternity portrait or a professional headshot, careful preparation can make a significant difference in the outcome.
This guide will help you ensure that you are well-prepared for a successful photoshoot.
Read the Preparation for your Pre-Wedding and Actual Day Wedding Photography sessions here.
2. Wardrobe and Styling #
a. Outfit Selection
Choose outfits that reflect your style and the mood you want to convey. Avoid clothing with bold patterns or logos that may distract from the subject. Consider coordinating colours and styles if you’re being photographed with others.
Some of our recommendations are:
– Full white
– White Tops + Light/Pastel Coloured Bottoms
– White Tops + Dark Coloured Bottoms
– Light/Pastel Coloured Tops + Dark Coloured Bottoms of similar colour
Colours we recommend for Light/Pastel/Pale are:
– Light Blue
– Light Green
– Light Yellow
– Light Pink
– Light Grey
Colours we recommend for Dark are:
– Army/Olive green
– Dark Grey
b. Fitting and Cleaning:
Ensure that your outfits are clean, well-fitted, and in good condition. Iron or steam clothing to remove wrinkles.
3. Hair and Makeup (Depends) #
Consider getting a haircut or touch-up a few days before the shoot. Avoid drastic hairstyle changes right before the session.
If you’re doing your makeup, aim for a natural look that enhances your features. Bring makeup for touch-ups during the shoot if needed.
4. Props and Accessories #
If you have specific props, accessories or sentimental items you’d like to include in your photos, make sure to gather and bring them to the shoot.
Some props we have are bubble guns, fairy lights, sparklers and picnic mats.
Feel free to communicate any special requirements or preferences to the photographer.
5. Relaxation and Confidence #
Nervousness is natural, but try to relax and be confident during the photoshoot. Trust your photographer’s expertise, and remember that they are there to guide you and capture your candid/posed moments.
6. Packing Essentials #
– Electric Fan
– Small bags/carriers, avoid big or bulky objects and bags.
b. Clothing and Accessories:
Pack all chosen outfits, including shoes and accessories. Consider bringing extra options in case of unexpected changes or creative ideas.
c. Props and Personal Items:
Remember, as mentioned, gather any props, sentimental items, or personal items you want to include in the photos. Bring any necessary touch-up items like makeup, a brush, or a comb.
7. Timing and Arrival #
Plan to arrive at the photoshoot location a bit earlier to allow time for any last-minute preparations. Consider traffic and potential delays when planning your arrival time. Our photographers will usually arrive 15 minutes earlier.
8. Communication with your Photographer #
Maintain open communication with your photographer regarding any concerns or preferences you have. Share your vision for the photoshoot and any specific shots you want to capture.
By following the steps outlined in this knowledge base support documentation, you can ensure that you are well-prepared and confident for your upcoming photoshoot.
Proper preparation will help you feel relaxed and allow your photographer to capture beautiful and candid images.