How to Prep for Your Studio Session

So, you’ve booked in a studio session with Bernadette OZ Photography, and you’re ready to have the time of your life at my photography studio in East London (bit of a stretch of my part, yes! But trust me, your experience will be worthwhile). Now, you must be wondering what you need to do to prepare for the photoshoot but also want to make sure that you get the most out of this session. Worry not, I’ve got this sorted for you. Just keep reading…

In this post, I’ll give you some handy tips and tricks to guarantee that you have the ultimate shoot day at my studio.

Before the Shoot

* Don’t get out of your way to try everything new!

It’s easy to get pumped before your shoot and go on a skincare haul to buy the best products for yourself. Sure, you want to look pretty and fresh, but trying on new products can also result in major acne breakout or skin inflammation – which is most definitely the last thing you would want before a portrait session. So, don’t try any new cleanser, masks, or change your beauty regime.

Also, if you are cutting or colouring your hair, don’t do them right before the session, leave at least a week after.

* Stay hydrated and get that beauty sleep!

Stick to a routine that is good for your mental and physical wellbeing. Obviously, we don’t want a weary and tired you sulking through the session. Try to get that beauty sleep right and watch your water intake. Just be energetic, be you!

* Spend a few moments in your wardrobe!

For many people, ‘what to wear’ is the most significant question that may arise prior to a studio session. Don’t worry; I’ve got your back! Just go through my ‘What to Wear Guide’ for tips and suggestions on the wardrobe.

* Lastly, have a chat with your photographer aka me

While I’m indeed an experienced portrait photographer, who can plan a shoot for you. I will definitely ensure that the end results are exactly the way you envisioned them. However, if you have a crystal-clear idea of how you want your studio session to go, I will make sure that idea comes to life. All you have to do is, communicate your vision to me, and we’ll figure out the best for you.

During the shoot

 

* Trust me

I generally start with a conversation to help you get relaxed and feel comfortable. I’ll make sure you won’t feel you have to do anything by yourself. Being a portrait photographer, I will give you instructions on how to pose, perfecting your angles, and I’ll never say: “Just do something.”

And most importantly: we will have a look at the images during the session, so you’ll see where we’re going.

* Have fun

We are not just the most affordable photography studio in London; we also know how to have fun on the shoots! If you have a playlist, put it on and get groovin’ – might as well get some fun candid clicks of you dancing to the beat!