Personal branding photo-shoots are all about celebrating the very best of you and your business. So I want you to look and feel at your most sparkly best. Here are a few super easy things that you can do in advance, to help make the whole process easier, and ultimately improve your photos!
LADIES – You know how great you feel on a GOOD hair and make-up day! There’s nothing like having that eyeliner on point! (Tell me about it!) It’s always best to go with the photographer’s recommendation of booking a professional hair and make-up artist for your shoot. We all think we can get those eyeliner wings even, don’t we? Trust me, it’s so much better to remove any pressure or worries about make-up and leave it up to the professionals! My make-up artist will talk through what sort of look we’re going for in order to get it just right. She’ll put you completely at ease, and all you have to do is enjoy the million dollar experience. It’s a great way to feel more confident in front of the camera, and your pictures will already be off to a winning start!
If you’re set on doing your own make-up, make sure you spruce up a little more than normal. An extra coat of mascara and a little more blush to help define your facial structure will go a long way. Lipstick draws more attention to the face, but try to avoid anything super shiny - it can create a distracting glare as it catches the light.
FELLAS – If possible, get a haircut a few days before your shoot. Nothing beats a fresh haircut and a good shave. Shave and moisturise a few hours before your shoot. Doing it a little while ahead of time helps reduce the appearance of razor burn and irritation. If you’re opting for the scruffier look, make sure to trim your beard. And don’t forget to put some product in your hair, this helps to hold the style and reduce the frizz!
HYDRATE – Do your skin a favour and drink plenty of water in the 24 hours leading up to your shoot.
ALCOHOL – It’s a good idea to avoid drinking alcohol during the 24 hours prior to your shoot, especially if alcohol has a tendency to make your skin red or blotchy.
ILLNESS – If you don’t feel well for any reason on the day of your shoot, let your photographer know as soon as possible and try to reschedule the shoot. If you feel unwell (or, my favourite description, peely-wally!), it will show in the photos which is dissatisfying for both parties. You, and I, want you to come to your photo shoot feeling bright, brilliant, and all set to create some beautiful, empowering portraits!
So there you have it! A few super straightforward tips to help you feel FANTASTIC and get the most out of your personal branding photo-shoot.