Get Ready for Your Shoot

If you've never worked with me:

  • Make sure I know about tattoos, so I can have makeup ready.
  • Remove body hair in advance to minimize razor/wax burn.
  • Be ready to remove piercings for the shoot (small earrings are okay).


  • Wear eyeliner, grey or brown eyeshadow. But don't extend beyond the eye area.
  • Use mascara or false eyelashes.
  • Fingernails and toenails light, not bright: pale pink, beige, French, buff, etc. are all great.
  • Lips: clear gloss, pink, or match bare color. No red, bright, or dark colors.
  • Eyebrows: Leave alone. Don't darken. No eyebrow pencil unless otherwise discussed.

Please Don't:

  • No elastic or tight clothing, this includes socks, underwear, bra.
  • No dark fingernails, No dark toenails. No red, black, or dark nails!
  • No super long nails, please. No pointy/claw nails.
  • Don't overdraw lips or eyes.

Light, trim fingernails and toenails.

Light, trim fingernails and toenails.

No red lipstick

No red or dark lipstick

Mascara, eyeliner, false eyelashes, all good! (keep inside eye area)

Mascara, eyeliner, false eyelashes, all good! (keep inside eye area)

Avoid elastic or any tight clothes.

Avoid elastic or any tight clothes.

Please don't darken eyebrows!

Please don't darken eyebrows!

If you've never done nudes:

  • Wear baggy clothes; nothing tight the day of. No socks or jeans! This avoids elastic lines. You can bring lingerie for the warm-up shoot, just wait until we're ready to use it.
  • Minimize tan lines; all over tan (not dark) is best. No sunburns! Use sunscreen, remember shoulders and neckline.
  • It's normal to be nervous your first time, so we start with clothed photos. I've done this hundreds of times and once you are in the studio it's easy.

If you've never modeled before:

  • Get restful sleep two nights before. You may be a too excited the night before to rest well.
  • Stay active, but don’t do any marathon workouts the day before. Stay hydrated (drink water.)
  • Pack your stuff. (model's survival kit.)
  • Avoid excessive caffeine or alcohol. Eat sensibly.
  • Don't experiment with new hair or skin treatments.
  • Bring a government-issued photo ID that shows your date of birth (Driver's license, passport, military ID, etc.) and a second form of ID (Other photo ID, birth certificate, student ID, etc.)
  • Navigation: Get in touch if you're lost, don't be embarrassed, just ask.
  • Please let me know ASAP if you're going to be late or can't make it, no explanation is required.

What to bring

  • If we are shooting outdoors, bring shoes for hiking, etc. If we're shooting in an abandoned building, bring flip flops for breaks.
  • Makeup for touch ups, especially mascara and eyeliner.
  • An outfit for the warm-up portion before we do nudes.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes for the drive over; no elastic, socks, underwear, or bra. Sweats and slippers work great.
  • A robe, sweater, or other coverup in case you get cold on breaks or if we're working outside.
  • Bring some items that can be worn as a focal point of an otherwise nude photo: a scarf, hat, gloves, boots, heels, jewelry, even an open shirt worn on it's own.
  • If you have a musical instrument or other interesting props, discuss with me!


Example of a cover-up outfit

Long-term model care

  • Use sunscreen before going outdoors
  • Avoid sun between 10am-2pm in warm weather
  • For the beach, get a tan-through swimsuit
  • Have different straps for every day of the week to avoid tan lines
  • Don't sign up for punch-me-in-the-face style kickboxing
  • Be healthy