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Hey, everyone! Today, I’m addressing one of the most frequent questions I get asked, which is: HOW do I prepare for all of the photoshoots I have? If you follow me on the ‘gram, you may have noticed that I have photoshoots ALL. THE. TIME. Let me tell you, it isn’t always easy. Getting ready for shoots usually requires a significant amount of planning beforehand. Here are the steps I like to take to make sure my photoshoots go as quickly and smoothly as possible.
1. Pick out an outfit
The very first thing I do before shooting is pick out my outfit! This can take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours. I actually prefer to plan several outfits at once, since I tend to coordinate my grid around 3 outfits at a time. Make sure you check the weather when doing this so you don’t have to reconfigure everything the day you’re shooting. For this shoot, I chose my white fuzzy grid sweater since I’m doing an Instagram grid series of three white tops.
2. Choose a location
I’m definitely guilty of not doing this often enough, but it’s a very wise idea to have a location in mind before you set foot out of the house. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made my photographer aimlessly wander for several blocks before I settled on a spot. It’s a good idea to either have an exact location picked out or at least a sense of what kind of backdrop you want for your photo (do you want to be in a busy street? Against a light background? A dark one?). The shoot in this post was unique in that we did it indoors in my apartment. I rarely do indoor shoots, but it’s been so cold lately in NY!
3. Plan your beauty look
This step directly coincides with planning your outfit. I don’t really do anything with my hair since I’m the world’s worst hair stylist, but I love to plan my beauty looks for shoots. To get my skin camera ready, I like using the Revlon PhotoReady Candid™ Foundation and the Revlon PhotoReady Candid™ Antioxidant Concealer. Revlon’s newest foundation is honestly way better and easier to use than more expensive ones I’ve tried. It’s SO creamy and ultra blendable. I was #shook when I realized I don’t even need to prime my skin before using. Best of all, it looks so natural on camera (never cakey!). It’s also free of parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances, artificial dyes and oils and infused with green tea and vitamin E. It even filters out that awful blue light from our computers and phones. Similarly, the PhotoReady Candid™ Antioxidant Concealer is packed with caffeine so you can say thank u, next to dark circles ruining your photos! The doe-foot applicator is perfect for application to the delicate under-eye area. If you’re looking to spruce up your makeup drawer this new year, these two products are 100000% worthy of being added to your arsenal.
4. Envision your poses/shots
I only recently started doing this, but it makes a world of difference. If you’ve watched my Instagram Stories, you may have seen that I now sketch out the poses and framing I want my boyfriend to capture during our shoots. It really saves time and the frustration of me having to describe what I want captured. For this shoot, I sketched out all the types of photos that I wanted, so that my boyfriend could understand the vision I had in my head and help me make it a reality.
WHERE TO FIND the Revlon PhotoReady Candid Foundation™ and PhotoReady Candid™ Antioxidant Concealer™
You can find the Revlon PhotoReady Candid™ Foundation and the Revlon PhotoReady Candid™ Antioxidant Concealer in the fragrances/cosmetics aisle at Rite Aid. Be sure to go in-store to your local Rite Aid for additional savings on Revlon products!
What’s your best tip for getting ready for photos? Do you plan everything ahead or are you more last minute? Leave your thoughts with me in the comments below.
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