If you are coming to the studio, a little
preparation the night before helps enormously. Clean hair makes
a world of difference, and shaving anywhere that needs to be
shaved, gives enough time for annoying rashes to disappear. Tan
lines are very annoying, but please; no need for a tanning
salon. Just bring some foundation and powder. Talcum powder will
do if you don't have makeup powder. Just call us with any
Pack a bag with accessories that might include
hats or scarves, hair items including a brush, pins, combs,
bands, a robe, sandals, body lotions, moisturizers, oils,
tissues etc... and any other items you may want as props in some
of the photographs.
Call us as you are about to leave home for the
photo shoot, and if your partner isn't with you, call your
partner when you arrive, during the first hour of the shoot and
as soon as you are on the road to go home or to your next
appointment. Everyone needs to feel included and secure at all
times, and it's the little things that help.
Remember to arrive with no makeup on (bring it
of course), and be aware of elastic or tight clothing marks
before the photo session as pressure marks can take hours to
disappear. Real jewelry is best left at home, but prop jewelry
should be brought with you, but not worn.
Outdoor locations require a little more
preparation. A large water bottle or two, a few older towels (in
case you get mud on you and need to rinse off), bug spray, hair
spray, especially if windy, walking shoes to protect on rough
surfaces, and it should all be in a waterproof bag.