As part of my new once a week blog plan, photo shoots get once a month coverage. This week I thought I’d share the breakdown of a recent one.
The behind the scenes, behind the scenes, if you will.
Day 1. Test shoot. The team meets up, along with the model to test looks, makeup ideas, and poses.
Everyone does everything, photographer on hair, stylist on lighting….
A chance to play with outfits and have some fun. When the real shoot happens, we are on a strict schedule , test is the time to play and adjust.
Although just a test, some beautiful photographs can result.
Day of the Editorial Shoot. We have all plotted our looks with hair, makeup, wardrobe and poses on Pinterest.
Private boards are the best for secret team planning. We can reference them throughout the shoot.
Quarters can be cramped, outlets can be scarce.
While the beauty team works their magic, the photographer and stylist go through the wardrobe and finalize the looks for the day and have the head to toe looks ready to roll in order of shots.
Beauty dept. has the look down. Isn’t she pretty??
Time to head out from the studio and get some location pictures.
On location, constant adjustments happen, from hairspray to pins, to a lip retouch. The team is a walking drug store, along with lights and cameras.
Hey, can someone go add some money to the parking meter???
Being a visual lot, there will be some side pics……
The team maximizes our time by grouping our looks together that use the same makeup and only minor hair adjustments. There will be changing in the car or any dark corner where the model can hide. Superman wasn’t the only one who could use a phone booth right about now…
After 3-4 looks, back to the studio to switch up the beauty for the last 3 looks. Then a return to the streets to finish the day before the sun sets.
After 8 hours (on this shoot) and lots of grab and go snacks, it’s a wrap. Some fabulous photos emerged from this shoot and are already off in the submission world to be published. Watch for them in the coming months when you can see the results of this day.
Thanks for coming along on this shoot and seeing what goes on during a day in the life…..
Team shown: Julin, Cris, Jaaron, and Ashley.