7 Ways to Ensure Your Photoshoot is Successful

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Booking a photoshoot can be a daunting task. Going to the photoshoot can be even more of a daunting task. This can be a variety of reasons from not liking your photo taken to being completely unsure as to what you will be asked to do. So I have made a list of 7 things you can do in order to make your shoot as successful as possible as well as relaxed and enjoyable.

  1. Read ALL welcome material that the photographer may give you. Not only is it courteous, but they have written these guides to help YOU. They want the shoot to be the best it can be and these guides often give you an idea of what to expect, what clothing choices to wear etc.
  2. If you get given it, read it in PLENTY OF TIME. I can’t stress enough how important this is. If you read it the night before, you are unlikely to get a response to any questions you may have about the shoot. If you read the contract weeks in advance, you can ask as many questions as possible and you have the chance to have an actual conversation about these things with your photographer!
  3. Check BEFORE you book whether or not the photographer can accommodate any or all of the poses/photo ideas you have. This just enables you to book the photographer that will produce the pictures that you would like.
  4. During the shoot, LISTEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER. After all, it is their job to make you look your best and what they are asking you to do will be done to produce the best possible photos.
  5. Clothing Choices are of vital importance. A lot of photographers will advice you about this before the choice and if they don’t, you can always ask however here is my advice:
– Don’t use anything too bland
– Don’t use anything too extravagant
– Wear something smart casual. You will be comfortable yet still look nice and smart for the photos.


6. Make the most of any opportunity to get some candid shots. These are often the best!

You can find some clothing inspiration on my Pinterest boards below:

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Speak Soon,
Beth 🙂

10 thoughts on “7 Ways to Ensure Your Photoshoot is Successful

  1. This is great advice! It must be really interesting as a people photographer to try to make people look good when they’re not prepared! LOL! Best to you and your business!


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