How to prepare for a portrait or headshot photoshoot

General Photoshoot Preparation:


I am a big fan of getting prepared for your photoshoot. We are creating memories and we want to look our best.   

Prepping your skin:

  • if you spray tan or wax, please do this a minimum of 3 days before the shoot.
  • if your hair is color treated, please make sure your roots are done.
  •  please have your hands manicured.
  •  avoid the use skin care products you have never tried before prior to the shoot.
  • I recommend also having someone professional do your make up (if you normally wear it, not a must if you usually don't)  


If it is only you in the shoot you can wear whatever makes you look and feel beautiful.  Also feel free to bring accessories that can quickly change a look such as scarfs, hats, blazer/jackets, and different tops. With some photoshoots you might have the options for two different looks such as dressed up and casual; you can change in your car or at a local restaurant etc.  

Natural light:

I will use natural daylight to photograph during your photoshoot and it is very important for us to be there on time in order to maximize your scheduled photo time.  After the sunsets the shoot is over at that point; I’m not afforded the luxury of shooting when it’s dark outside. 


I view every photo session like a mainstream shoot--complete with models and props and scenery. I want every shoot to look like it could be in a magazine, so feel free to bring things along that really reflect your fantastic personalities. For instance, bring along a soccer ball because if you met on the field. Another couple may bring cotton candy and had fun eating it together. Another couple may bring matching iPhones, so they brought them along because they’re both really into music. The list is endless! Suggestions: Bikes, polaroid camera, a favorite journal, magazines, bible... Anything! :) Don’t hesitate to bring anything that truly reflects your individuality.


We got this! Come ready to: Have fun & create some awesome memories.