portfolio is the roadmap of your career as a fashion model. It should
include photos of all your various looks, updated frequently, and
should include samples of your published work.
Pine Photography will help you create a well-rounded portfolio that
will get you noticed in the industry, and will get you hired. We
can help you create compelling composites, too, and we will do our
best to get your face in front of modeling agents and advertisers
looking for models.
are a few things that you should consider before you come to your
is the Spice of Life
Show yourself modeling as many different looks as possible
you never know exactly what your clients will be looking for, and
you'll want to show them as much as possible. There are all kinds
of modeling opportunities out there, so make yourself as marketable
Bring six to eight outfits that you and others who know you
well feel are flattering to you, including at least two swimwear
outfits. Avoid clothing with wide stripes, overly bright colors
and "wild" patterns. Instead, choose clothing with colors and textures
that suit your personality and enhance your natural features
such as your eyes and hair. And speaking of hair...
"Bad hair days" can be controlled. Actually, most people's hair
looks better the second day after being washed. Your natural oils
and shimmer have had a chance to return, and natural waves and curls
a conditioner if your hair is dry, and if time permits, make a visit
to your stylist or better yet, bring your stylist with you!
If you like, we can arrange to have one here for you.
you color your hair, make your portfolio photography appointment
a week or more later, to give the color a chance to "mellow" before
we take your photos. Bring a soft-bristled hair brush, hairspray
and/or gel with you to your session, and be prepared to do your
hair several different ways.
When it comes to make-up, the number one rule is: A little goes
a long way. This is a close-up art form, and heavy make-up will
spoil your natural look. Use a good quality foundation to cover
blemishes and to even out your skin tone.
subtle shades of eye shadow, blushers and lipstick to gently emphasize
your features without drawing undue attention to them. Oily skin
is the worst enemy of the bright lights in the studio. Bring along
facial powder and a puff or blotting cloths to soften the shine
during your session.
eyeliner and mascara for formal or "evening" shots, especially in
the studio, but you may wish to skip them for casual and outdoor
Most important of all, bring along a good mood! Stress and bad attitudes
actually change the shape of your face and exaggerate crow's feet
and other wrinkles. Get a good night's sleep beforehand, and give
yourself plenty of time to get to your appointment.
help keep your mood bright, bring along a CD of your favorite music,
or choose from our selection.