Photoshoot Prep - Day Before

Although photoshoot day can be frantic, there are a few things you can do the night before to keep your head straight when you wake up and perform your modeling duties.  While not all of this items apply to every shoot, hopefully they may remind you of something that you didn't think of that will make your shoot go more smoothly and ultimately create the best images possible.

1. Plan Your Time Wisely 

It’s essential to have a game plan to ensure a time efficient shoot. Layout and/or pack all the things you need the night before to ensure you aren’t rushed. Always plan to include extra time in your schedule to accommodate for any unplanned circumstances.


2. The Little Things

Make sure to do those little things the morning of your session like showering, moisturize you skin, washing your face, touching up your roots, and shaving arms, legs, and intimate areas as needed.


3. Pre-Hydrate

Drink plenty of water the night before a shoot to hydrate your skin and feel your best the morning of the shoot.  Hydrated skin is happy skin.


4. Avoid Distractions

No matter what the shoot’s concept, it is always smart to bring neutral colored, low profile undergarments to avoid unwanted panty lines and/or distracting pops of color.  Poor choices can lead to bring focus to unwanted areas of your finished photograph.  Also, check all your outfits for tags and cut them off as needed. 


5. Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is crucial to helping you look your best.  A good nights rest helps rid your face of swelling, redness, and bags under your eyes. Make sure to avoid alcohol and get at least eight hours of sleep the night before a shoot. 


6. Get comfortable

Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing on your way to the shoot. Tight clothes, including some undergarments and even socks, can leave unwanted marks on your skin. Watch bands, hair ties around your wrist, and tight waisted bottoms are also common culprits of unwanted lines.


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