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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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Incella Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  New member
*A* Thanks for the watch!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're welcome! Keep up the beautiful work..... Looking forward to seeing more
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Incella Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  New member
O////////////A\\\\\\\\\\\\\\O AH!!! Thank you!!! I will try not to disappoint you!!! >w< Thank you again!!!
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
;) You won't just keep having fun, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next :D
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HarleyTheSirenxoxo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for da' fave on my Bombshell Harley Quinn cosplay, Michael Baybee! :heart: Pixels: F2U Harley Quinn Icon by PastelPlaytime
Bombshell Harley Quinn: She's A Card by HarleyTheSirenxoxo
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
It was my pleasure!!! Really looking forward to seeing more :D
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HarleyTheSirenxoxo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the faves on my Kotobukiya Freddy Krueger cosplay set, Michael Baybee! Heart 
 Fem Freddy Krueger: I'll Kill You Slow by HarleyTheSirenxoxo  Fem Freddy Krueger: Come Hither Stare by HarleyTheSirenxoxo  Fem Freddy Krueger: Victory Is Sweet by HarleyTheSirenxoxo 
Fem Freddy Krueger:  Never Sleep Again by HarleyTheSirenxoxo
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Anytime sweetie!!!
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Tazity Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Thank you so much for the watch!
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're truly welcome! 
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Thank you very much for the :+devwatch:!
It's been much appreciated! :meow:
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WestCoastBeauties Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're very welcome! I enjoyed looking through your gallery! 
Keep up the awesome job.
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Thanks!:hug:
I'm glad to hear it!:la:
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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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