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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.

  • Reading: The T.V. Guide
  • 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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TemariAtaje:icontemariataje:
Thanks for the watch and fave!
Thu Oct 31, 2013, 8:41 PM
tatehemlock:icontatehemlock:
SHOUT!
Sat Sep 28, 2013, 8:47 PM
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:icond4everbecca:
Thank you!  I could say the same about your work-some stuff I've never seen before!  I really admire your work even more :)
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WestCoastBeauties Apr 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you sweetie! that means a lot. Not to mention you just made my day!! :D
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Fathergatto Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave. I see we've shot a couple of models in common. Maybe we can collaborate sometime!
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WestCoastBeauties Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
That would be awesome, except I'm moving back to California Next month.
You're welcome for the fave. Fang keeps getting more and more beautiful every time I see her pictures, and you captured her nicely.
Yeah we have worked with a few of the same models...... small world lol
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maryjacinta Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the Watch. =)
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WestCoastBeauties Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're very welcome
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Lossien Mar 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the :+fav: on my Dark Supergirl photo 'Fallen Heroes'~!
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WestCoastBeauties Mar 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your welcome.... Its amazing!!
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Lossien Mar 30, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
And Thanks for the :+devwatch:~!
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Sami-Jene Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Even though we're talking right now, thank you for the ever so wonderful favorite :)
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WestCoastBeauties Mar 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your welcome sweetie! I hope to get the chance to work with you before I'm officially on the west coast
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HarleyTheSirenxoxo Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for da' fave on my cosplay photo "Mary Jane Watson: WIP",  Michael Baybee! :huggle: :heart: It's one of the poses you picked out for the Harley print (a little harder than I thought to stand on tiptoes in heels :stupidme: ) so let me know if you liked it. :D I'm going to try the other one later as well.   - Harl (Victoria) xoxo :iconharleyquinnlaplz:

 

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WestCoastBeauties Mar 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your welcome! I do like it! You seem to always dress up as my favorite comic ladies! :D
(tip: you can always stand with straight legs cross your legs, twist your waist a bit and lift up a tiny bit on your toes, and then slightly bend forward.)
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HarleyTheSirenxoxo Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes: Well then I'm glad I have the knack for doing so! :D

Thank you so much for the tip; I'll have to try it. :D Other than that did you like the practice pose for that one?
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WestCoastBeauties Mar 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your very welcome! I hope it wasn't too complicated.

Yes ma'am I do, but it did seem like you where trying to beat the timer..... or something like that. But overall a really great shot. I also like the "Thank you babies" one too, although it could be the daisy dukes your wearing.
 Harley Quinn by WestCoastBeauties  
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HarleyTheSirenxoxo Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so so much for the 12 month premium membership, Michael Baybee! :huggle: :love: It means a lot ta' me! :squee: Hopefully you'll like my new cosplay work and your print when I can get photos. :D - Harl (Victoria) xoxo :iconharleyquinnlaplz:
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WestCoastBeauties Mar 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're very welcome! You deserve it, your work is amazing and I love seeing all the different looks of Harley (my favorite sexy clown) keep up the epic work, since I am forever your fan! 
I look forward and can't wait to see the print...... Waiting im..... Patiently. 
Please keep creating and having fun.

Michael Scott 
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Thank you so much for the :+devwatch:
This is really appreciated!
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GeniMonster Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! (/^3^)/ ~Heart Thank you so much for watching me!

PS: Checkout my FB-Page www.facebook.com/GeniMonster :D (Big Grin)
There you can find more pics, wips and news or win the new give-away \(*o*)/  Hope we see us there again! Heart
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51ststate Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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