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How to prepare for a photography session

If You booked a photo shoot, it's important that you look and feel your best on the day. It will boost your mood, help you relax and look great in photos.

Everything listed below (and more) will be mentioned during your consultation, but if you need a reminder, or haven't booked with me yet, I have a few tips on what you can do to prepare.


Few days ahead


drinking plenty of water will help you look and feel younger and energised.


keep your skin moisturised, not just your face, but neck, arms legs - for healthy looking skin and that glorious glow.

think hair

were you planning on dyeing your roots or trimming ends? Have them done shortly before your session.


avoid harsh sunlight and use lotion with spf filter on the run up to the shoot, to prevent redness in your skin or fresh tan lines.


make sure your nails look clean and tidy.


if you get them plucked or threaded, have it done a day or two before your session to avoid redness in that area (same goes for any other body hair).


decide on your outfits a few days ahead, pick things you like and feel good in.


always discuss your photo ideas and vision with the photographer well ahead of time.


Prepare a selection of outfits to ensure variety


On the day of your session


if possible, get plenty of sleep to feel and look rested.


yup, keep sipping on water, your skin will thank you!


coming to your session hungry will make it a lot less enjoyable (and won't make you look slimmer if that's what you're worried about). Eat as normal to keep your energy up, or even bring a snack.


it should match your clothing. If you picked out a few outfits, make sure you have matching underwear for each.


wear a nice, neutral make-up that you feel good in. Generally less is more. Avoid contouring and anything with shimmer - it won't photograph well and will reflect light. Bring your make-up with you for touch ups.


clean, dry hair is a must. Have it styled the same day, or if you're styling it yourself, add volume and texture (depending on your hair type of course!). We'll discuss styling options during your consultation.


don't forget to bring any items you'd like to be photographed with. Favourite pair of earrings? Vintage watch? Award or trophy? We can include items that have a special meaning to you.

good mood

if you don't typically enjoy being photographed, try to relax, even get excited, think of it as pamper time! I'll do my best to put you at ease and address any worries you might have.

Preparation is key!


If you have more questions, you can get in touch here. Or have a look through my photos for inspiration!


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