Whether you are a business owner that needs new marketing photos, or a model looking to grow your portfolio, headshots & beauty shoots fill many needs. A beauty photoshoot can be whatever you want it to be. We can incorporate educational achievements, business materials, or even just your favorite jacket. Whatever the need, a beauty photoshoot is just what you’ve been wanting.
Most people don’t know what a headshot or beauty photoshoot is. When someone asks what it is, I always answer with a, “What do you want it to be?” The shoot is all about elevating you and celebrating the reason you’re taking the photos in the first place. The session doesn’t have to be a significant event. It can just be about you wanting to feel and look as amazing as everyone knows you are.
After doing these sessions for the past 10 years, and from the many questions I’ve been asked by clients, I’ve put together a list of things you might need to remember before, during, and after your shoot.
Prepping For Your Headshot & Beauty Shoots
Before our consultation call, it is extremely helpful for you to have images that you are drawn to. You are welcome to go through my website, blog, Instagram, and Pinterest to gather your ideas. And please, don’t just stick to my work. Pinterest is such an incredible source for image inspiration and ideas.
What to Bring With You
First and foremost, a robe and some slippers or flip flops. When you first arrive, I will ask you to change into these items to help get rid of any lines or marks left by your clothes and/or socks.
As far as what clothing to bring, keep in mind what kind of look you’re going for. If you’re unsure, let me know and I’ll talk you through it. A few tried and true suggestions would be a favorite pair of jeans, a jacket, skirts, or a suit.
I do recommend avoiding pieces with a shiny or satin finish. The camera doesn’t always love those looks. As much as I love a good neutral color, don’t be afraid to incorporate what you like. Jewel tones always look good, but whatever you do bring, try to make sure they compliment you and your skin tone.
Because your outfits will vary in fit and material, nude seamless and strapless bras and underwear are always best. Also, if you will be wearing one of my studio pieces, the nude seamless and strapless bra and underwear are required.
Hair and Makeup
Since each session comes with full hair and makeup, please come with a makeup free face and freshly washed hair. Moisturizer is ok as long as it doesn’t contain any SPF. For your hair, we ask that you have washed and dried the day before your session.
Nails, Waxing/Shaving, & Tanning
To help your photoshoot be even more incredible, I highly recommend having your fingernails and toenails manicured in either a french tip style or with a classic color. If you do choose a color, try to stay with the nudes, pinks, and reds.
If you are shaving or waxing, please do it at least 24-48 hours before your session to avoid any redness or skin irritations.
I do not recommend a spray since most spray tans leave you with an orange tint. I cannot photoshop away orange skin. If you are looking for a spray tan, contact Bella Sorrel and they will let you know the best time to get it done before your shoot.
At the end of the day, a beauty shoot is all about what you and what message you are trying to convey. Did you graduate college? Need some new social media content? Starting a new business? Whatever the reason, I would be honored to take your photos. You are welcome to browse my website, Instagram, blog, and Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. When you’re ready to book or have any questions, just reach out and we will work through it all together. I promise you will have the headshot & beauty shoot of your dreams!