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: neutrals/pinks not red.

Please Don't:

  • Please don't darken your eyebrows.
  • No dark lips, this includes red or any other color
  • No nark nails, this includes toenails. No red, black, or dark nails!
  • No super long nails, please. No pointy nails.
  • Don't overdraw lips or eyes.
  • No elastic or tight clothing, this includes socks, underwear, bra.

Light, trim fingernails and toenails.

Light, trim fingernails and toenails.

No red 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.

If you've never done nudes:

  • Minimize tan lines; all over tan (not dark) is best. No sunburns! Use sunscreen, including shoulders and neckline.
  • 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 don't wear it until we're ready to use it.

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 to the shoot for touch ups, especially mascara and eyeliner.
  • An outfit for the warm up shoot 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, shoes, even an open shirt worn on it's own.


Example of a cover-up outfit

Long-term model care

  • Always use sunscreen before going outdoors
  • Avoid sun between 10am-2pm in warm weather
  • For the beach, get a tan-through swimsuit
  • Don't sign up for punch-me-in-the-face style kickboxing
  • Be healthy