If you’re feeling nervous about an upcoming photo session, don’t worry! It is completely normal to feel this way. However, with a few simple steps, you can prepare yourself to look and feel your best, and make the session a success.
Firstly, make sure you choose your outfit well in advance. You don’t want to be scrambling to find something to wear on the day of the photo session. Choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident. A good idea is to try it on beforehand and check that everything fits correctly. Consider bringing a backup outfit just in case.
Secondly, take some time to pamper yourself. Get a good night’s sleep the night before the photo session so you’re feeling refreshed. Consider getting a manicure or a haircut a few days in advance to give yourself an extra boost of confidence. Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy meal before the shoot to help you feel energized and calm.
Thirdly, practice your smile in the mirror. You want to show off your best self, and a genuine smile is an important part of that. Try different angles and see which one you like best. Practice holding your head up high and showing your best posture.
Lastly, communicate with your photographer. Photographers are experts who can offer you advice on poses and lighting. It is also important to let them know if there are any particular features or angles you prefer, so that they can capture you in the best way possible.
In conclusion, nervousness before a photo session is completely normal, but there are simple ways to ease anxiety and prepare yourself. Take care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, dressing well, and practicing your smile. Communicate with your photographer so that they can offer you advice and capture your best self. Remember, this is your time to shine, so enjoy the moment and have fun!
Era is no stranger to performing. This young actress needed headshots for her acting career but was very nervous to have this one-on-one session. Era and I chatted over a video chat about her session and this seemed to help calm her nerves. By the end of the session we captured amazing photos she can proudly share on her next playbill.
April 6, 2023