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What to expect at a photography shoot

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

When preparing for a photography shoot, it's important to have realistic expectations to avoid disappointment. Being adequately prepared will also boost your confidence during the session. Here's what you can expect:

The Day Before the Shoot

Ensure that the location is clean, tidy, and ready for the shoot. If you need assistance, feel free to let me know. If we're shooting outdoors, check the weather forecast to confirm if it's still feasible to proceed. Also, let me know where we'll meet on the day of the shoot.

On the Day of the Shoot

If we're shooting at your home or office, grant us unrestricted access to all the areas we'll be photographing, including restrooms. If we're shooting at a public place, allow us the same level of access as any other member of the public. Arrive on time to ensure we have ample time for hair, makeup, and outfit changes. This will also prevent stress and anxiety that can affect your relaxation.

Bring different clothing options that make you comfortable and showcase your style. If you're not sure what to bring, I offer personal shopping assistance. Be open-minded, and allow me to guide you through the entire process. I'll provide pose directions and other instructions to ensure you look and feel beautiful.

How Long Does a Photo Shoot Take?

The duration of a photo session depends on its type. A headshot session can last for as little as 20 minutes, while a product or group photoshoot can take up to two hours. We'll discuss the timing of your session to accommodate your preferences.

It's always helpful to provide me with as much information as possible to achieve the desired results. Start our meetings with a brief outline of your ideas and expectations to ensure we're on the same page. This approach will enable us to move forward quickly and efficiently.

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