How to prepare for a Portrait with Flair Shoot

Determine the style of your shoot

Decide whether you want it to be a more beauty/fashion shoot with extravagant gowns or a boudoir shoot with sexy lingerie. Do you want your images to be extravagant high fashion, modern elegant, soft romantic, or natural casual? Are you doing this for a special someone or to celebrate yourself? 

Design your photo-experience with our art expert Masha

Masha will help you to discover your personal photography style. Together you will find out what makes you feel YOU in the photos. How do you feel the images could translate your character, your vide and your personality. You will discuss the outfits options, make-up ideas and posing. 

Think of how you want to display your art

We need to determine our final artistic goal. Are we shooting for the statement art piece in your bedroom, or we create a collection of images for an album.  We will approach the photoshoot differently depending on our artistic mission. 

Choose your Wardrobe

Bring at least five of your favorite outfits including matching shoes and jewelry. Stay away from stripes and patterns when choosing your wardrobe pieces. Solid colors look best in photos. On all clothing take out the tags, iron, steam

We have a “magical closet” at the studio with some extravagant pieces, but we encourage you to bring your own clothes that is more “YOU”, so we could mix and match.

It will be fun to try something that might be unfamiliar from our collection. The greatest transformations happen when we step outside our comfort zones.

If you’re preparing for a Boudoir Shoot bring at least 2-3 different color lingerie pieces including nude and black. Make sure you tried them a few days before the shoot, and they fit well. 

Bring at least two pairs of high hill shoes. A black pair and a nude pair.

Give your feet and hands some love. 

Your hands and feet will be visible in most of your photographs, so it’s important to get them camera-ready. Consider pampering yourself with a mani-pedi a day or two before your photoshoot date.

Get your hair ready

Get your hair trimmed, toned and touched up. Don’t let those stray greys storm on your photo session. If you’re coloring your hair, stick to a color that you know you’ll love!         If you are having hair/makeup done on location, arrive with a clean, fresh face, and no product in your hair. Your hair must be clean and dry.

Clean your eyebrows

Eyebrows are one of the biggest defining factors of your face. Book a brow wax about a week before your session. That way, any irritation will be cleared up by the time of your shoot.

The day before your session: 

1.  Get your beauty sleep. Baggy and puffy eyes definitely show up on camera. Go to bed early. 

2. Keep hydrated and moisturized. This includes body lotion and lip balm.

3. Drink lots of water for a healthy glow on the day of your session.

4. Stretch. This may seem silly, but when was the last time you stretched? Being in front of the camera is a lot more physical than you think.

5. Pack your bag – double and triple check you have everything you want packed. 

6. And the single most important thing on how to prepare for a photo shoot? Confidence.