A portfolio shoot is all about you. bring along clothes and accessories that you think would work well in the type of shots you want.Your clothes should be clean and packed to minimise creasing. If you can, bring new or newer clothes rather than well worn, particularly if we going to be shooting lingerie. We are all most comfortable in our well worn casual clothes, but remember, your shoot isn’t about being comfortable, its about making you look your best and your choice of what to bring should reflect that.
If you have them, bring heels and stockings to complement choice of clothes, bringing a selection is always wise.
If we’ve agreed you will be doing your own hair and makeup, we will have discussed the look you should be going for, but in general, do hair and makeup as you would for a night out and bring your hair and makeup things along.
Go easy on the glitter, it looks great in clubs and bars, but it can be a problem in the studio.
If the shoot will include lingerie, topless or nude, please don’t wear any tight clothing for the journey here. The marks left by bras, tight waistbands and even tight socks take ages to fade and can be a real problem in a shoot.
We don’t want to just make the same old pictures that everyone makes, and bringing along something extra and unusual can really help. The more unusual the better, whether clothes, accessories or just interesting objects. Musical instrument, toys, hats, sports gear, anything you think might work and help make a great shot.
Most important, bring along lots of energy and fun 😉
What you need to bring to your shoot will of course depend on the type of shoot it is to be.
We’ll always discuss with you what you should bring for your particular shoot, but here are some general guidelines for models coming for a portfolio shoot or for one of our project shoots.
Much of our current project work is based upon the nude, but often we’ll complement the nude shots with some related clothed images and we will definitely want to include accessories in some of the shots. We’ll discuss the detail with you before the day, but here’s some general guidance about what to bring.
If you have jewellery or accessories with a tribal feel to them, bring those along please, and in any case its always a good idea to bring a selection of your jewellery and your favourite accessories.
We’d like you to bring a typical set of street clothes, nothing fancy or formal, just what you would wear day to day. What you wear to come to the studio will probably be fine, but we ask you to wear very loose fitting clothes for the journey in, so if you are travelling in in say, a jogging suit, bring along some normal street clothes as well.
Travelling to the studio in loose clothes is very important. The marks left by bras, tight waistbands and even tight socks take ages to fade and are a real problem in a nude shoot, so no underwear or tight clothes for the journey in please.
Leave your hair loose, and do your makeup with a light touch, we’re not looking for a glamour look. Something appropriate for a formal event would be fine.
Bring your hair and make up things along.