Whether you are planning a photo session for your personal needs (to capture memorable moments, to pamper yourself with new professional photos) or it's for your personal branding and business, you may want to have a team of fashion and makeup specialists onboard to help you plan and style everything.
The purpose of having your photoshoot styled by a professional stylist and makeup artist is not to make you look like something you're not (unless you want a makeover photo session of course) - it's more about highlighting who you're and providing you with a camera-ready look. It also will boost your confidence right before your session as you will have everything planned and prepared for you.
Here are seven reasons why you may need to have a fashion stylist and makeup artist joining the photographer for your upcoming photo shoot.
#1. Enjoy a worry-free guided experience
Not an up-to-the-minute fashionista or makeup guru? Freak out in front of a photo camera or know nothing about posing? You know what? ME TOO! I find it very comfortable behind the camera but feel silly when its lens is pointed at me. Same with preparing outfits and choosing makeup and hairstyle.
For many of us, styling a photo shoot can be overwhelming.
Having a fashion stylist, makeup & hair artist doing that will save your time and stress beforehand.
By having the team prepare everything for the session, you will be able to relax before your shoot. As well as will more enjoy the shooting itself as a team will be there guiding you with poses.
#2. Know results before the photoshoot
The process starts with composing and confirming the concept with a moodboard for the upcoming photoshoot. It covers the main idea, makeup, hair, outfits, poses references, and the location where we will be shooting.
As an essential aspect of any photography that takes story and concept into account, a mood board helps visually guide us as a team towards the outcomes you want.
#3. Take your photographs to the next level
When planning your photo shoot, you think of future images that would look flawless like in a fashion magazine. You open Pinterest and research references you want to implement for your photos. But it will be hard to achieve if your hair, makeup, and wardrobe don't work well together.
A professional team will ensure your photographs will portray you in the best, but most important, desirable light.
#4. Be yourself or change completely: trust the process!
Whatever result you want from your photoshoot, a makeover team will be there to deliver it - with your joy along the way.
The fashion stylist will handle the outfits and final look, while the makeup artist will guarantee that you are still you and, at the same time, align with what the fashion stylist has prepared.
Keen to discover a new style, to surprise yourself or the people around you with a new look?
Then, it is a makeover photoshoot, and I promise - you will have lots of fun!
Or maybe you would like pictures to highlight your best features and look professional and polished?
The team will be there to help you find and create the best looks for you.
#5. Creative synergy to boost your confidence
We are all beautiful, regardless of what makeup or clothes we wear! But if you don't feel confident before the session due to anything of the above, the photo shoot itself, as well as its results, might be disappointing. It's just reality.
How to avoid it and have the best experience from the professional photo session? Start your photo shoot with a smile on your face when looking in the mirror after getting ready!
The more gorgeous you feel, the more gorgeous you look.
Hire a team who will handle your wardrobe, makeup, and hair to show your best look as well as find a photographer with whom you feel connected :)
#6. Transform your idea into a product
If a photo shoot is for your personal brand or your business (i.e. fashion brand), I find having a fashion stylist and a makeup artist crucial - same as having a photographer.
Any company will have them onboard to plan and style commercial or fashion photoshoots. As a customer, you expect results that, most probably, will serve the main purpose - selling. That's why here you want to be as prepared as possible so the investments for the photo shooting will return with profit into your pocket.
#7. Pamper yourself!
Having people taking care and planning your photo session is just a fun way to treat yourself! Think about it as like when you are having your hair or nails done, or when you getting a massage. Why don't try it and indulge yourself in a fashion photoshoot?