How to prepare for a photoshoot! (Part I!)


February 23, 2023

Get ready for a wonderful and relaxed photoshoot session

Have you ever had a special moment in your life, where the memory has started to fade over time? Memories are sought to prevail. This is why photoshoots have become popular over time. Don’t let your memories fade away – capture those special moments with a photoshoot.

When preparing for a photoshoot session, many overlook the finer details before starting. If you’re reading this article, you’re very likely getting ready for a photoshoot session yourself! Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find some pre-session tips to help avoid mistakes that might seem unimportant right now, but may save you from any issues on the day that might lead to cancellations.

Remember. Your photo session is a big investment, and you want to get the best out of it. Here are my top tips. Let’s begin!

Your photoshoot outfit!

Ideally, your photographer or studio would suggest outfits to wear before your big day, based upon your photoshoot location. If you’re shooting outdoors, ask them if they have a style guide for you. If you’re going to a studio and aren’t borrowing any of their outfits, ask them if you could choose the backdrops ahead so that you know what colors would look best. Of course, this may all vary depending on the photoshoot session you will have, so make sure you ask these questions upfront.

Choose your colors wisely

Photographers usually prefer to have a really good contrast or complementing colors between you, the subject, and the background, or “backdrop”. Picture this: your upcoming photoshoot is in a lush and green landscape location. Wearing green clothes wouldn’t give you much contrast (unless that is your plan, of course). Equally, if you want your headshot to be photographed in a black or white backdrop, I would advise any a black or white shirt. Your photographer or studio should tell you your backdrop options ahead or suggest color clothing ahead of time. If they don’t, make sure you ask for these details.

What about your shoes?

Unless you’re having a fashion photoshoot session for a Puma ad, don’t wear sneakers! Imagine that you’re going to an event where you’ll be professionally photographed. Remember, these photos might be hung on your wall or even passed down to future generations. Make them your best!

Of course, you must also take into account the nature of the photos. They might more formal photos or just for your private collection. However, regardless of the purpose of your photoshoot session, I recommend that you wear appropriate footwear for the occasion!

Would you like more pre-session tips? (Hang on tight for part II! )To get a full pre-session guide and to be extra ready for your full experience photoshoot session, book a slot with me by contacting me here. I’m looking forward to working with you!


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