Preparing for a photo shoot

  If you are new to the world of photo shoots, here are some tips beyond just packing your makeup kit.

  1. Bring a makeup chair unless you know for certain there is one at the location you are working at.
  2. Be prepared for it either being too hot or too cold on set. Dress in layers so you can deal with either scenario and be comfortable.
  3. Always pack water and snacks. Sometimes there are lunch breaks, and sometimes there are not. Be prepared for anything so you can stay focused on your work.
  4. Bring portable makeup lights if you aren’t sure of the lighting.
  5. Plan on the shoot running later than expected. They often do and you need to stay as long as needed.
  6. Check with someone in charge to make sure you can take behind the scenes photos & the protocol.  Some jobs don’t allow any behind the scenes photos, or they allow them but you can’t post them until the shoot is published. 
  7. If bts photos are allowed, be sure to tag everyone properly on social media. It’s a great way to connect with the people you are working with and it’s proper etiquette.
  8. Be a lovely person to work with! Don’t engage in negative talk. This can be a huge factor in whether you are hired again or not.

(Behind the scenes photo: Lucas Passmore, Makeup: Debra Macki, Hair: Sabrina Sanchez, Model: Britt Koth)

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