So you've booked your Betty Noir photoshoot and now you want to make sure that you are well prepared for your day.

To help you plan ahead, I've compiled a list of some of the things you may want to think about before coming in for your shoot.

-Wear loose clothing to avoid marks, such a sock lines & seam lines from skinny jeans.

-Wear a shirt, button down top, or wide neck top which can easily be removed without ruining your hair.

-Paint your nails, and don't forget your toenails.

-Unwashed hair styles best. Try not to worry if your hair looks greasy, it won't once it's been styled.

-Gently exfoliate away dead skin in the shower/bath (including your face) the night before.

-Moisturise your skin the night before, and your face the morning of your photoshoot. 

-Get a good nights sleep. Get everything you need together before bed so you don't have to worry about forgetting anything.

-At Betty Noir Photography we have a wardrobe of reproduction clothes in sizes 8-22, shoes in sizes 4-7, and lots of accessories. However it is always a good idea to bring along any items you may have that are suitable for the style of photoshoot you want. Especially items like lingerie (a strapless bra can be useful too) & shoes. If you have any props etc that are personal to you, that you would like to use for your shoot, then you are more than welcome to bring those with you. And yes, some ladies do arrive with a suitcase full of things (often none of which they use), but it's better to be over prepared than under!

-Even though I will show you how to pose for your photoshoot, it doesn't hurt to have a little practice in front of the mirror.

Find some images that you like, and have a go at copying the pose. Facial expressions are really important too. Common facial expressions for pinup style photoshoots are "ooh's" and "ahh's" (see examples below). In turn say the letters "A" "E" "I" "O" "U" and look at the facial expressions they create. Which look best on you?

-And finally, enjoy the experience :)

Most peoples nerves disappear within 10 minutes of being here. It's a very relaxed atmosphere, on a one to one basis (unless you are having a group makeover shoot). A safe haven where you can be pampered and then let your alter-ego out to play ;)

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