Model Test

Want to shoot an editorial with my team for publication? Let's do a quick test shoot first.

Shooting is a team collaboration, even if that team consists of only a photographer and model. Models can expect to receive images for portfolio and social media use when working with me for a test shoot.

The goal is to show off the model naturally to best effect. I find this magic happens best in a simple studio setting with few visual distractions. 

Find visuals of my own work, and the inspiration I draw from for shoots like this, on Pinterest:

Preparation before shoot:

  • nails cleaned, polished in natural tone
  • hair clean, air dried (or, if your hair is high-maintenance in order to look natural and carefree, take the necessary steps. I realize not everyone can simply wash and wear.)
  • BB cream, natural lippy
  • whitening mouthwash
  • exfoliate and moisturize arms, neck, etc.

Bring to shoot:

  • Buff-coloured heels (the idea is to have a neutral colour, not to match any particular skintone)
  • Black heels
  • Solid jeans
  • White tank
  • Black tank
  • Nude (for skin tone) strapless bra 
  • Nude (for skin tone) underwear
  • Mascara
  • BB cream for touch-ups (not looking for full coverage or matte foundation. The goal is to allow your natural skin to look dewy)
  • Natural lippy
  • Eye drops
  • Tweezers
  • Body moisturizer
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair tie & pins (preferably close to hair colour)
  • Cell phone charger
  • Water
  • Snacks

Find visuals for this list on Pinterest: