Getting Ready

Preparing for a photoshoot is an essential step towards achieving the best possible results. Whether you’re shooting for corporate headshots, modelling portfolios, or acting headshots, there are some key things you should do to prepare yourself. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your upcoming photoshoot:


Before your photoshoot, take some time to consider what kind of shots you want to achieve. Think about what the purpose of the photoshoot is and what you want to convey in the images. It’s a good idea to make a mood board with example images that showcase the kind of styles, colours, and lighting you like. This will help you and your photographer get on the same page, and ensure that you get the shots you want.


Choose five outfits and try them on, making sure you feel comfortable and confident in each one. Then, take some test photos at home to see which outfits work best for you in terms of how they look on camera. It’s also important to practice your hair and makeup before the shoot. If you’re booking a professional service for hair and makeup, make sure to do a trial run prior to the shoot. If you’re not sure who to hire, we have recommendations for some great mobile hair & makeup artists.


Practice makes perfect! Spend some time practicing your facial expressions and poses in front of a mirror. This will help you feel more comfortable and natural during the shoot. Additionally, take some test shots of yourself to see how your movements translate in photographs.

Additional tips:

Get a good night’s sleep before the shoot to ensure that you look and feel your best.

Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to the shoot to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.

If you wear glasses, make sure they’re clean and free of glare.

Consider bringing along some props or accessories to add interest and variety to your shots.

Don’t be afraid to communicate with your photographer during the shoot. Let them know if you have any concerns or if there are any specific shots you want to capture.

Preparing for a photoshoot is crucial for getting the best possible results. By planning, preparing, and practicing, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the experience, resulting in stunning photographs that showcase your unique style and personality.