A few weeks back I wanted to do a shoot because I had just gotten this amazing grey waterfall coat from a designer friend of mine aswell as this cozy navy knit from factorie. The only thing was that time was not on my side and as a result of that I had not had a chance to do my hair.
Despite all the odds against me I found an hour in my week to cram a quick shoot in ( bad Idea )
HOW TO ALWAYS HAVE A SUCCESFULL PHOTOSHOOT
1: DON’T BE IN A RUSH: This is not good if you want great results. These Things take time, It put unnecessary pressure on me to get all the right poses I had wanted and it also put unwanted pressure on my photographer, ( who by the way is amazing and did such a great job despite our challenges )
2:START EARLY: we only started shooting after 5 which would usually be fine seeing that it was a cloudy day but with winter approaching us the light is disappearing earlier each day. We were constantly chasing the light and trying to find a spot where we could get good composition as well as having the light fall in the right places. It was challenging to say the least.
3: ALWAYS BE READY: I know myself, I always feel better when my hair is down for a shoot. I am more confident and sure that I will get the result I want from the shoot. I learnt from that day to always be ready to shoot. At the same time don’t just have a photoshoot if you find a window of opportunity. This can work sometimes but more often than not you will find yourself rushing or not being yourself because you were not ready.
Make sure you have all those small things sorted like having your hair done or having your nails done. It’s those things that can make or break a good look.
Photographer: Manesha Smit
Coat: Jess Green
Navy Knit: Factorie