Feel free to modify for your personal needs.
Need to bring - water - food - rain gear also coats and blankets so you wrap up when not shooting.
You will be responsible for bringing all the necessary apparel, shoes and accessories for your outfits, unless otherwise told or worked out with your photographer (photographers may also bring things for their models, just make sure you've worked this out with your model so they are aware!).
Hair Products & Accessories
Remember, there may not be electricity!! We are working on getting a generator but in case we do not have one, you may want to plan to come hair ready!
Even if your shoot involves a MUA, you may want to pack the following:
- Your complete makeup kit along with a mirror
- Makeup remover
- Cotton balls and swabs
- Lip balm
- A good skin cleanser
- Several different shades of lip color (be sure to bring some solid colors)
- Towels/washcloths, toiletries, etc
Bring only the essential number of shoes:
2 shoes for work, (x1 black strappy heel and x1 gold/nude strappy heel is popular)
1 pair of exercise/walking shoes
Boots and high heel boots welcomed
Bras - both nude & black removable strap bras, as well as anything else that you may need for your predetermined outfits with your photographer
Tube top / tank top- in white, nude, black
Robes - in silk/satin (for use when putting on clothes/changing). We are working on setting up private changing areas for models as well.
Underwear/slips - Natural colours and styles that minimize lines under clothing
Hose/nylons/leggings/tights - an assortment of colors and styles
Wardrobe - whatever you would like to have for a photo. Along with each outfit, bring accessories which will accent or match the outfit.
- Jewelry (Assortment of necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets / bangles, etc)
- Men's shirts
A quick tip about nails. Remember that in photographs, the viewers eyes will move to vivid colors first, especially red. So, take this into account as to whether you want people viewing your hands or your face.
- Nail polish with neutral color
- Remover kit for nail polish
A nice manicure will really enhance your model photos, especially images where your hand is near your face in close-ups so pay particular attention to your nails. This should pretty much cover you for most photo shoots.
Should align to the vision you are trying to achieve with your photos. If you have a MUA,
bring pictures to share your ideas. Please come foundation ready unless otherwise told.
Have some ideas for the shoot to work with.
Have fun! We’re going to make you look great and you’ll have a great time.
Relax - Sleep - go to bed and get lots of rest to week of the photo shoot.
I am easy to get along with. Plus, I can help you with posing, so there’s no pressure on you.
Pack two days for the shoot. No rushing.
No Major Changes - Do not get a new hair cut before the shoot.
Arrive early the appointment. Showing up late means you lose camera time.
Give yourself plenty of time to find your way to the shoot location. Plan for a traffic problem. Having a buffer in case you get lost will save you some stress.
Shoot start time - be 100% ready.
You’re unique and beautiful. Be yourself in how you dress.
Be fashionable. Wear clothing that’s stylish and put a lot of thought into your choices.
They’re great! Bring props that help show who you are. Some popular choices are:
Sports equipment (soccer ball, basketball, softball bat, etc.)
Activity related items (dance, art, school clubs, etc.)
Most lenses have a glare. The safest option is to check with your eye doctor and ask if they’ll loan you a similar pair without lenses.
Tan lines are a distraction and take away from your photos. We suggest you use a tanning bed and varied swimsuit tops to minimize any existing tan lines. If you choose to tan outside or in a tanning bed, don’t overdo it. We don’t want you looking orange and leathery.
Guidelines for everyone...
Please be...Nice, helpful and flexible.
Photographers Photo Shoot Packing List
Kenneth Purdom personal list. Feel free to modify for your personal needs.
External flash and batteries
plus charger with
USB external battery pack
Shoot book with idea's
Address of the location
Laptop and power cord
Allen Key Set
Black Gaffers tape
Silk/microfiber cloth to clean lenses
Grip-gloves (for hot-lighs and cold weather)
Clothes pins/small A-clamps/bull-nose clips
2-3 plastic trash bags
White/Gray gray card
Google Earth & Google Maps
Chair for me.
Water and refreshments for others at the photo shoot.
Tall back chairs
Everyone's cell phone numbers.