Well I just finished a day and a half photo shoot with the fabulous Kim Hartz with Kim Hartz Photography. We were doing new headshots for myself and new photos for my website. This shoot was so amazingly easy. Kim Hartz really did a great job making me and the models feel comfortable and at ease. I’ve done photo shoots before and after all the photo shoots I’ve done, I’ve come up with a list of things that I do that make it a little less stressful. I hope you enjoy my tips below on how to make a photo shoot less stressful.
- If you are in the photo, hire a make-up artist and a hair stylist. You get one chance and you do not want to have to reshoot the photo so its best to leave hair and make-up to the professionals. For my latest shoot, I just used Trey Gillen, Tre Spa Salon for my hair and Joel Quinones, Q The Salon for my make-up. Both Trey and Joel are so talented in their crafts and really did an outstanding job.
- Prep for the shoot. As a stylist I try to have a list of all the clothes I will be using and what I will need for props. Its always best to have more than you think you will use just in case you have a wardrobe malfunction. I also like to have fashion emergency items on shoot like tape, clips, tags, nail polish remover etc. Its always better to come prepared so you wont waste time running to the store for something in the middle of the shoot.
- Send a shot list to the photographer before the shoot (I send it about a week ahead) so that the photographer can start preparing for the photo shoot as well. Kim Hartz had some great ideas once she got the shot list so she was well prepared for the photo shoot.
- Have fun and try not to worry and stress to much because you will look better in the photos if you are enjoying yourself and not stressing out about the shoot!
Enjoy some sneak peeks from the shoot below. I hope the next photo shoot is as fun as this one was!