Photography by Elvira Azimova since 2009
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PHOTOSHOOT

FEMALE PORTRAIT

We put together all the important steps which you will need to do before your portrait photoshoot

For 13 years in wedding photography, I have had the opportunity to work with many different types and characters of people.
Every photo session should have a goal. Even if you just want to take your time or want to fill your blog, a photo session should carry a certain meaning.
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REFERENCES/EXAMPLES
To get the best result, when requesting a photo shoot from a photographer, choose some references and examples of what you would like to get as a result of the work. The photographer is not a magician and will not be able to get into your head and read your thoughts, showing examples will give the photographer a better indication of your expectations on the photoshoot than just describing with words. Do you agree?
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PHOTOSHOOT - FEMALE PORTRAIT
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PURPOSE
If a photo shoot is necessary for business purposes, if you need to fill the website with commercial photos, if you need lifestyle photos for your blog, or maybe you have a special period in your life and you want to remember ad capture the memory forever. Define the purpose of the photo session. This is essential for excellent results.
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STYLE
Photos will not look great if they are not styled well. Who are you at this photo shoot - a luxurious diva or a funny girl? Business lady or relaxed blogger for your subscribers. Your style reflects in the photographs, choose how you want to present yourself and style yourself in that manner.
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COLOUR
Yes, yes, even before creating the photos themselves and processing them, I advise you to think about the colours of your look and the purpose of the photoshoot described above. If this is a photo for a business blog, consider your brand colours and brand identity. If your photoshoot is a forest, by the sea, walking or any thematic photo session, think about whether you will look harmonious in a neon pink dress in a beautiful forest or in a black gothic clothing on the beach.
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MAKE-UP AND HAIR
Photos will not be so harmonious without a neat hairstyle and a cool make-up. Be spectacular in the photo, try not to be in a casual look. I advise you to contact a pro make-up artist and hair stylist. You will see - the result of the photoshoot will be excellent, and the photos will be more eye catching and you will appear at your best in them.
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MOOD
Even if you have never done a photoshoot and don't know what it is. Think of it as an interesting adventure and a cool new experience, like going somewhere you haven't been before. You have already chosen a photographer, you already trust them, so there is nothing to worry about. Make up and the hairstyle are ordered and the girls have already confirmed their arrival - cool, soon you will see yourself as an irresistible beauty. For example, I work with a trusted team of girls fashion stylists, makeup and hair stylists, I trust them 100%. Ask your photographer, they may also have recommendations for your stylists. Turn on pleasant music, drink delicious coffee and enjoy the day before the photo session.
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PROCESS
If the photo shoot takes place outside far from home, it is better to leave early, take a taxi for comfort and not rush. There is no rush on this day. If you're shooting in a studio and there's room for your favourite music, prepare a playlist to help you enjoy the process even more. Start the photo shoot with a simple pose. Just sit on a chair or armchair and relax. Everything will certainly work out!
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WAITING PHOTO
Any work takes time. It takes time to be done well. The professional photographer is aware that you want to get the photo as soon as possible. Be patient. You won't have to wait long. I give edited photos within a maximum of 1 week.
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FEEDBACK / REVIEW
Write to your photographer about the photo shoot experience and the results. We are people of creative professions, we are very happy and inspired of the feedback.
Thank you for reading to the end.
We hope to see you at a beautiful female portrait photo session in Moscow!
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