|Jenna modeling her second look of the day.|
|Love my Jewelmint pieces and boxes|
|Everything laid out at the photo shoot base camp|
As a stylist on a shoot, you're responsible for bringing the clothing, making sure it looks right on the models, and making sure everything is laying correctly while photos are being taken. There wasn't much to adjust while shooting, but I did have to fix a hat brim that had an awkward wave in it.
And then, of course, you need to make sure you return everything you borrowed for the shoot.
|The boutique's list of everything I borrowed|
- Be flexible. I planned out a number of looks for the shoot, but coming in the photographer wanted to be pretty hands-on and we rearranged the looks and created new outfits on set.
- Think on your feet. The stylist for the male models rolled in a rack of all his clothes and built his outfits on the spot when he met the models and sized up their build, coloring, and look.
- Network. In this industry it's super important to network. A portfolio of strong work isn't going to do you much good if you don't have references or people introducing you to collaborators. Introduce yourself to everyone working on the set and pass out business cards or your contact info. It's been less than 48 hours and I've already heard from one of the models and the makeup artist that they both know of projects I may be suited for.
|With the models in their second looks|
It was a blast. I look forward to building my portfolio, printing some business cards, and finding more work!