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Get a good night’s sleep:

This is really important for you to look your best. If you know you will have trouble falling asleep the night before, you can try taking 400 mg of magnesium 30 minutes before bedtime. Magnesium stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system (nighttime nervous system) and helps you fall asleep without making you groggy in the morning.

 

 

Plan your outfits:

Communicate your outfit choices with the photographer in the days prior to the shoot. This will save time on the day of your shoot. You and the photographer can decide which outfits will work best and the photographer can also start planning the shots in his mind.

Bring 1-2 more outfits than you plan on wearing. This will give you extra options in case something doesn’t work out or the color you picked doesn’t go well with the scene.

Also, bring a large towel, blanket or bathrobe to change outfits in.

 

 

Communicate with the photographer:

When you’re about to leave for the location, text or call the photographer to let them know you are on your way. Over the years, I’ve noticed that the most successful models always confirm the time and location, and let me know when they’re leaving.

Show up about 15 minutes early. If it’s your first time driving to a location, give yourself an extra 30 minutes more than you anticipate in case you have difficulty finding the spot.

 

Allow enough time for makeup:

Give yourself enough time to do your hair and makeup. If you are hiring a MUA, make sure the MUA knows what time you need to start driving to your shoot location. If you need to leave the MUA at 6 am, then it’s a good idea to tell the MUA that you need to be done by 5:40 am.

 

Plan your poses:

If you are fairly new to modeling, it’s a good idea to find pictures you like and start practicing poses in the mirror. This will help you feel more comfortable during the shoot and yield better results.

 

 

Analyze how you can improve:

After your shoot, it’s always a good idea to review the images and figure out what you could do better for next time. I provide my models an online proof gallery (with watermarks) so the models can make their photo selections and see what they can improve upon. Always discuss with your photographer before the shoot to know if they will allow you to see all the images. Every photographer has different thoughts on this.

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  • Watching: the neighbors cat catch a bird
  • Drinking: Water

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Michael Scott
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Shoot Idea's:
-Sexy Schoolgirl standing in front of a Hot Car/Bike in parking garage (Night)
-British flag bikini posing in front of a Mini Cooper
-Wedding Dress shoot (multiple models)
-Sexy Super Heroes/ Villains
-Bikini Calendar shoot
-Sexy Steampunk
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Lenemizu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave! 
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Anytime! keep up the awesome work!
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Lenemizu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I will do my best!
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
And that's all anyone can every ask ;)
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ConanEdogawa14 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx for the fav <3
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
You are welcome!! I really like the set.... keep up the awesome work
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Kurotaka9 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Hi-low ^^ I love your photographs they're so beautiful
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Hello! and thank you! I really enjoyed looking through your gallery as well! You have some amazing cosplays. Hope to run into you at a con sometime.
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ArtfulAnarchy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for adding us to your watch! 

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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Anytime! Keep up the awesome job!
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Richiko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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coreybrown1994 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Thanks for the watch
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
You are welcome my friend
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Yunie-chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav! XD
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Anytime sweetie!!
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Mitz-chan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thnks for the watch! :D
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!
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MechanicalSquid Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fave!
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! I really loved how you took the shot!
I'm bummed I missed SDCC this year
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Welcome to Dreddheads, Citizen.

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