How To Prepare For A Photoshoot

So, you’ve booked your photoshoot… now what do you do?… I have put together a quick guide on how to prepare for your upcoming photoshoot, including the small details that easily be forgotten



  • Wear clothing that you feel comfortable in and can move easily in.
  • Try to bring 3-4 outfits on the day of your photoshoot.
  • It is a good idea to bring along a casual outfit, a smart-casual outfit and a more formal/dressy outfit.
  • Avoid wearing big patterns, florals and overly bright colours (e.g. neons) as these can cause distraction in the final images.
  • I will always have a consultation before your shoot to go over clothing/styling so please do not worry.
  • If you require assistance with figuring out which colours suit you, I can refer you to a colour specialist who can advise you on which colours suit you best.


  • Ensure you have the correct colour underwear to compliment your outfits, e.g. white or nude underwear for white clothing and black underwear for darker clothing
  • If you are bringing along outfits which are strapless or have halternecks and backs missing then it is a good idea to bring along a strapless bra or a stick on bra
  • If you are wearing a clingy or tight fitted dress then you may feel more comfortable wearing shaping underwear/dresses or Spanx, so feel free to bring these along with you on the day if this is the case.


  • Have your manicure/pedicure done the day before your shoot, to avoid nail varnish chipping before your photoshoot.
  • I am always happy to help discuss nail colour choices to match your outfit choices should you wish to match them.

Hair Removal:

  • Eyebrow/top lip/ legs/arms/armpit waxing and/or shaving and plucking should be done 24-48 hours before your photoshoot. This will ensure that you do not have any unwanted hair growth or redness showing in your photos.


  • Exfoliation is in no way a necessity however it can help to eliminate dead, dry skin cells, particularly on the legs. (My Beauty Therapist recommends to exfoliate no more than once a week.)
  • Ensure you moisturise everyday to keep dry, itchy skin at bay, especially in the colder, Winter months. A lot of my clients choose to moisturise with coconut oil but any moisturiser will work.
  • Moisturising particularly in the week before your shoot will help your skin to look it’s best in your finished photos.



  • Hair should be clean and dry on the day of your session, so that my hair stylist can easily style your hair into perfection!
  • I advise washing your hair the day/night before your portrait session.
  • If you have an overgrown fringe it is a good idea to have this cut before your photoshoot. I usually have mine cut the week before a shoot, as my hair doesn’t seem to style well after being cut for some reason. Is that just me? 😉
  • If you are planning to colour your hair or top up your roots, then it is a good idea to do this within the week before your photoshoot. This will ensure your hair looks fresh and that you feel confident on the day.


N.B: We will have a Skype/In person consultation session to discuss your outfits and all of the above before your photoshoot.


I hope this guide has helped you to relax abit more about your upcoming photoshoot. If you have found this post useful why not share it with your friends using the social media links below?

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me: 07446072393.





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