Get lots of rest before you shoot. Having the best
makeup artist, hairstylist & photographer can create magic. However,
lack of rest causes bloodshot eyes, bags and a total lack of energy
during a shoot. All of which will effect the outcome of your
Arrive with an open mind. Many people get caught up in past
experiences or preconceived ideas that are so specific that it can
effect your attitude and the results of your shoot. Remember
photographers and makeup artists are individuals each one is
different with styles, personalities & talents. Prepare to have fun
and know that you'll look great. To steal an old cliché quote, IF
YOU DON'T LOOK GOOD WE DON'T LOOK GOOD!
Keep it simple. Remember your portraits are an investment, so you
want longevity with your photos. You can never go wrong with simple
primary colored clothing black, white, red and blue shirts, even
jeans and a nice t-shirt looks great! (You will be able to alter the
look of a basic wardrobe with cool accessories). Keep in mind the
outfit is not what is on show YOU are! Know who you are and who you
are marketing yourself to, it will help you with your decisions.
Also, make sure your clothes are clean, ironed and lint free.
Makeup and hair will not be like you wear every day. Photography
and stage makeup are completely different than everyday makeup! Have
you ever noticed that in those candid pictures at your friends party
that your face was lighter than your chest or your eyes normally
don't look that small.
Lighting, angles and temperature all affect how you look in
portraits so professional makeup is done to accommodate for these
elements. You might feel over done when looking in the mirror, but
when the camera flashes your skin will look flawless. (Makeup lightens on
stage and in photos up to 30% even
You are your worst critic. We all have things about ourselves that
we don't like or want to change. Don't worry about that little crook
in your nose or that one eye turns in a quarter of a millimeter
further than the other!!! Most people don't notice these things, so
don't worry about it. If something does cause you to fret, relax
they don't call Scott the magician for nothing! HE IS A GENIUS!
Thanks again for stopping by, Scott and I hope to be working with
you soon. Feel free to contact Scott with any of your
questions, they will be forwarded to me.