Important Session / Shoot Information


Sessions typically begin at 08:00 unless otherwise specified by the OMJ.  Shoots typically end between noon and 14:00.  Please pack snacks and water for yourself!

The OMJ typically requires gosees to exchange portfolios and give models more information as well as give them ideas of what to bring for the shoot.

The OMJ has a unique style. Faces are blank canvases to her, and each face is unique. Her concepts are planned specifically for each individual. If you are working with the OMJ for the first time, below are some things to consider.

As a young model in the New York / Philadelphia areas, the OMJ, as did other models, would to take all of their clothes to shoots. Stylists picked through the clothes as makeup artists and hair stylists begin working on the models. At the end of the day, models were too tired to put all of their clothes back when they returned home.

The OMJ has specific ideas for each person that include some of her specialties. Models must photograph what they intend to bring to the shoot and email the wardrobe photos. The clothes can be on the ground or hangers. This gives the OMJ more insight as to what will be shot and eliminates valuable set time being wasted on selecting outfits. This also minimizes what the OMJ has to bring in her makeup kit, which is two suitcases!

Models who do not email wardrobe photos prior to the scheduled shoot are not given location specifics. Wardrobe must coordinate with location to bring life to the concepts. Many times models who did not email wardrobe photos brought improper clothing to the set. For example, when told to bring ethereal, goddess like attire, a model brought wife beater tank tops.  This completely destroyed the look planned for the model.

If the session is for a look book or special project, the initial shoot is only a test shoot to see how well models perform in front of the camera. People are not simply models, because people like to photograph them. Models must know what they are doing: how to pose, how to be professional, how to work with others. A photographer’s nightmare is a model asking every two minute, “What do I do? Where do I stand? How should I pose? Where do I put my hand?”

Models are expected to cover their own expenses on items that the OMJ cannot reuse. Models have wear and tear on clothes and their appearance. Clothes last longer than makeup. When makeup is used, it is depleted as a resource. Therefore, models are responsible for their own false eyelashes and accessories such as flowers. If models do not have their own false eyelashes, flowers, or other hair accessories, they must remember versatility is only what they display. If they do their own hair and makeup on each shoot, they will look the same and not have variation in their photos. Accessories, hair pins, props, etc. can be reused by the models to add flavor to their shoots.

As a reminder, the OMJ is a freelance makeup artist and photographer and will be doing the makeup and photography (unless another photographer is specified) for the session.  Please attend with clean faces and bring makeup remover!  Please do not schedule a session for the day after treatments such as chemical peels and/or dermabrasion.

The OMJ requires models to call the morning of the shoot before they leave for the shoot. This is important for several reasons: (1) it shows the model is serious about his/her craft (in other words, not a flake); (2) if the weather changes, the model and the OMJ will be prepared; and (3) if an event is taking place at the original location, the shoot may move. 407-505-0665 (OMJ)