SET THE DATE:
First thing you need to do is set a date that is suitable for both yourself and Brodie. Once this has been agreed upon you need to pay a deposit to secure your booking.
FIND A LOCATION:
The location for your photoshoot is ultimately your responsibility. I am obviously here to help you, offer suggestions and even offer my resources and contacts if I think they can help. Location scouting can be a very time intensive process which is just not viable for me to do for every shoot. This is why I will periodically organise special location events for you to take part in, to save you the time and money of a fancy location. Contact me to be notified of upcoming events!
PAY YOUR DEPOSIT:
In order to make sure your booking is secure, you need to make a deposit. Without this deposit you do not have a booking and the date agreed-upon is open for the taking by someone else. I allow a grace period between setting a date and receiving the deposit, which allows for bank transfer delays. So don’t panic!
If you do not turn up to your photoshoot, or you cancel, you will lose your deposit. If you wish to rebook, you will be required to make another deposit.
WHAT TO BRING:
– A professional yet fun attitude
– Your wardrobe (bring some extras in case, shoes especially)
– Baby oil (if that is your desired look)
– Drinking water
– Robe (or something else to keep you warm/covered between shots)
– Towel (not always necessary, but they do come in handy a lot)
– The remaining payment for your photoshoot!
BRING A FRIEND POLICY:
I often encourage models to bring a friend to the shoot. This helps boost your confidence as a model, helps you feel more comfortable in what is usually strange surroundings with people you may not know. If nothing else it’s an extra set of ideas to contribute to your photoshoot! Usually a friend with the same tastes and interests in modelling is ideal, but Mum is more than welcome!
It’s important to note that you can only bring ONE other person. Numbers need to be kept to a minimum so don’t go inviting all your friends. Please car pool together whenever possible to avoid an additional car mainly when shooting on location.
Sometimes however, it isn’t possible to allow for an additional person at a shoot and I will inform you if this is the case.
HOW CAN I PREPARE? PRACTICE IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR:
Professional models know how to pose but more importantly they know what poses suit their body type and what they can get away with on camera. They also know how to express different emotions using facial expressions and portray different moods. The most important part is not how flat your stomach looks, but the expression you are giving us with your face. I can’t emphasise the next line enough…. Practice In The Mirror!
Dare to look stupid, and it will probably look good. Don’t feel embarrassed.
Your facial expression will make the shot. Practice it.
HOW CAN I PREPARE? DO YOUR RESEARCH:
Jump on the internet and get ideas for poses. Especially if you are fairly new to it all, try find poses you think will suit you and remember them. Feel free to show me some of your ideas you have in mind!
HOW CAN I PREPARE? GET PLENTY OF REST:
This is one of those times where you want to be getting a good nights sleep beforehand so you are 100% for the shoot. Be the best you can be!
HOW CAN I PREPARE? PLAN TO BE ON TIME:
Please make sure BEFORE the day, that you know exactly where the photoshoot location is. It’s important to allow plenty of time for you to drive to the photoshoot. I would aim to arrive 30 MINUTES before the scheduled arrive time.
The best of us run late at the worst of times, so just please give yourself the best possible chance at arriving on time.
Google maps allow you work out exactly where the shoot is, and to plan out your route to get there. Finding parking in some instances needs to be worked out before the day. I will assist in this matter based on where the photoshoot is.
WEAR LOOSE CLOTHING TO YOUR SHOOT!
Don’t wear any underwear or tight fitting clothing like jeans. We don’t want lines on your skin!