How Important is the Hair?
Client: Amy Colvin     Photography: J Michael
Makeup Artist: Natalie Pohorecki     Model: Jacki


Make sure your hair is healthy, no discoloured roots and the style and colour are flattering to your face. Show up with your hair clean and camera ready. Avoid making pony tail when going to a photo shoot. It leaves a mark on your hair.

Do not experiment with new hair styles and colours before the shoot; it may not work as expected.

Do not trim your hair within a week before the photo shoot. Freshly trimmed hair need at least a few days to accommodate and have tendency to stick in all directions.

Model's Hair Kit

Here are some items you may want to add to your model's bag. Not all items are required, but it is useful to have a reference. You may think of other items not listed here. Bring anything you find useful.

  • Hair brush
  • Hair bands, pins, clips
  • Small mirror
  • Hair spray
  • Hair dryer
  • Flat iron or Curling iron

And finally...Practice!

Spend a lot of time in front of the mirror. Try different poses; different facial expressions. Flip through magazines to see which poses you like and try them. Memorize successful poses and facial expressions; make sure you can quickly "recall" them without thinking. Your muscles should memorize it, not only your brain! It is like walking, you don't think how to move your legs, it just happens. It is in your muscle memory. Make sure you know how to make an attractive smile; no gums, no squinting. You should know how to make several common facial expressions and back it up with your body language. Do it when you are alone, turn off your TV or music. Yes, turn it off! Do not try all poses in one day; one at the time is much better. Repeat previous achievements at the end of every mirror practice. Practice with different outfits, not all poses can be used in every situation.





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J Michael Photography in located in Fort Wayne, IN and covers the tri-state area and destination weddings.


We are more than just a photography studio. J Michael is a Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Marketing Specialist.


We cover a wide range of clients that consist of Food, Commercial, Industrial, Product, Fashion and any other style of photography that you need. Contact us for some samples and a quote.

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