At this time of year, many of my clients are gearing up to have their photoshoot – a celebration of their progress, their journey, and themselves. [Read more about why a photoshoot is an awesome idea].
I decided to join in as I had to get a new set of headshots done for my coaching profile, and take those of you who wanted to come along, and show a bit of a behind-the-scenes.
[This is also my first post, using embedded videos from Periscope as captured by Katch, so I have no idea if this will work well, or whether this will work at all. Can you give me a shout? Do they videos work? Do they have a delay? Do they play within post? Do you have to open them in an additional window? Do you like this as a way to share videos? Hate it? Why? Help me make your reading experience better].
The morning starts as usual – herding cats. And drinking coffee.
Because the photoshoot is scheduled in the second half of the day, I drag my butt outside for a trail run. This is epic for me – I can’t remember the last time I ran in the morning. Oh, the power of accountability!
Packing my bag for the shoot. Don’t forget wet wipes and food! And another trick – clear nail polish does wonders if your stocking rips – just put a bit of nail polish to prevent it from running further. [Am I the only one who still wears stockings?]
The before face. Lovely Mina promises a smoky eye with a nude lip.
Dramatic eyes! Don’t forget that the camera will wash you out, so ideally make-up will be heavier than usual.
My first mistake was to book hair AFTER make-up. Totally made sense in my head, but I realized it was a wrong way to go, as soon as the hair stylist started washing my hair – I had to touch up a bit of foundation around the hair line. [Gold blonde for me? What do you think? Could I pull it off?]
Now off to the studio! I look good, but omg, this took a lot of time. Allow extra time for everything.
Meet Tim, my photographer, and get a bit of a behind-the-scenes action on the shoot!
My friend and colleague Lisanne is in the process of getting her action shots. Yoga poses create beautiful angles and lines. I love the Warrior poses, especially.
Phew! We are all done, and are heading to post-shoot celebration sushi.
It was a loooong day. I’m excited to share some of the best shots with you soon.
YOUR TURN: Have you ever had a professional photoshoot? What tips/tricks do you have to share to make sure that day runs smoothly?
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