Your modeling portfolio shoot is the most important photo shoot you will ever do as a model.
Think about it… hopefully some day you will appear on the cover of a major magazine and that will be the coolest shoot you ever do, but your very first photo shoot, the one you do for your modeling portfolio is the shoot that creates the images that will get you signed by agencies and get you hired for work. NO PRESSURE!
Proper photo shoot prep is crucial to being prepared, feeling confident and comfortable and having a successful shoot that will create the WOW images that your portfolio needs.
Be sure to read the articles linked here for lots of information about how to prepare for a successful photo shoot.
Number 1 rule: Arrive on time for your photo shoot!
Make sure you understand the travel directions well in advance and leave the house with plenty of time to spare.
In this business… being on time means be 15 minutes EARLY – without exception!
Drink lots of water. Bring snacks. Please avoid chocolate or anything that can stain your teeth. However feel free to bring chocolate for your photographer and makeup artist.
Wear loose fitting clothing so that there are NO lines on the skin. Do NOT wear socks.
Wear your hair natural and down, unless you have been given other directions by the photographer or your agency in advance.
Wear clear un-scented deodorant to protect your clothing and prevent flaking.
Do NOT wear jewelry
Bring your portfolio and/or any recent photographs that you have had taken. Never leave home without them!