Preparing for your Envision Photography Photoshoot!
The following helps us, help you get exactly what you "envision" from your photoshoot! Please feel free to contact Skyler regarding any questions or concerns you may have!
- Prior to, and during your shoot - share your intentions to the photographers for the photo session. Let us know what kind of look you want.
- Do a dress rehearsal at home in front of a mirror. Practice poses and facial expressions, if you have a preferred angle or profile, communicate this with the photographer!
- Try to avoid drinking alcohol directly before or the night before your shoot. If possible, do not smoke cigarettes directly before your shoot. We want you to look rockin, and alcohol may cause facial redness, bloating, or red eyes.
- Drink lots of water and be well rested (to avoid dark eye cirlces/etc.).
- Models under 18 years of age will require a parent present at all times, and parental consent on the model release form.
Tips for all sessions:
What to wear:
- Wear clothes that are comfortable and flexible!
- Avoid logos or branding if possible
- A simple solid colored shirt/blouse/dress is often a good option
- Limit the use of plain white shirts unless you plan to wear it underneath something (Beware of bra strap lines!) White tends to wash people out.
- Avoid busy patterns and large lines or stripes - please particularly avoid fine stripes as they often create weird optical illusions when photographed.
- Minimal glitter (unless your going for a specific look!)
- Blue/green/turquoise clothing can help emphasize blue/green/hazel eyes
- A suit or jacket are great for men wanting a more professional look
- Clothes should be neatly pressed, unless implied for look
- For multiple looks, bring a variety of clothing that emphasizes different roles/characters (professional, sporty, intellectual, sexy, etc...) **Ladies Especially** PLEASE make sure to bring an undershirt to change tops - there may not always be a restroom to change in near by for on-location settings!
- Pay attention to details. Layers, ties, belts, etc
- Different necklines will change the apparent shape of your face, bringing multiple shirt varieties (v-neck, crew, etc.) can give you a more contrasted portfolio
- Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea (since they crowd the face)
- REMEMBER: Select and wear clothes that make you feel comfortable, and best showcase YOU! Select something that makes you appear the most confident, attractive, and natural as possible.
- Keep jewelry extremely simple - generally less is better (unless going for a specific look)
- Avoid jewelry that would distract from your face (extra large hoop earings, etc.)
What to bring:
- Samples from magazines/pinterest or other headshots or photos to help communicate the look you want, We'll always have creative ideas, but if there is a specific style, pose, or look you want captured feel free to let us know!
- Various changes of clothing (see above)
- props, or items that represent you! (Guitar / instrument, sports items, Hobbies etc.)
- Good attitude - no need to be shy! :)
- Lip balm/chap stick
- Hair brush/comb
- Makeup and hair products for touch ups!
- Hair styled and makeup already applied (unless you request a hairstylist or MUA on scene)
- Nails manicured (optional of course, but hands are often in photos, so lets pay attention to ensure they look good!)
- Already dressed in first outfit
- A bag to carry additional clothing items to change into
Hair and Makeup Tips:
- Make-up should be clean and natural.
- Wearing a layer of translucent powder can help make your skin appear flawless! Shine disappears, pores seem smaller, skin looks even, and blush is smoother.
- Men may need base, concealer, and powder for the shoot. It is best to obtain your own so it is specially matched to your skin tone.
- Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkle or shine (unless for a specific implied look).
- Don't get a new hair cut just before the shoot (you may want to let it grow-in a bit or get used to styling a new cut).
- Do not try/use any new product on your hair, face or body the day before or few days before your shoot (we all hate breakouts, or a bad hair day!).
- Avoid over-styling. Go with your natural daily style to showcase your true self in the photos, unless specifically going for an implied look.
What to Expect:
- You will meet with the photographer at a pre-determined location (feel free to arrive early to get a scope of the area for particular places you definitely would like to have your picture taken in!).
- Once you meet with the photographer, you will be asked to sign a photo release form allowing permission for the photographer to photograph, edit, process, and print your imagery for delivery. All payments must be made in full at this time, prior to the shoot.
- The magic happens! You and Skyler (and if applicable his assistants) will spend the allotted time capturing imagery that you will cherish for a lifetime!
- Following the shoot, you will receive several "teaser" images during your processing period of up to 2 weeks (teaser images are delivered via a facebook fan page preview (if agreed to in the model release form)). Your final package should arrive in the mail or be arranged for pickup or delivery within 2 weeks following your session date.
Please note that we take pride in quality over quantity in our images. Though we strive to offer our clients a variety of imagery, we spend many hours meticulously perfecting them in post processing so you receive a high quality, unique final end product. You can expect between 15-30 various final portraits per hour of photography.