1. Gear Check.
Make sure all gear is clean and prepped for the shoot.
2. Location Scouting.
Secure an appropriate location for the photoshoot, taking into account lighting, background options, and access to amenities like restrooms or water breaks.
3. Model Preparation.
Ensure that models are properly dressed in wardrobe items that coordinate with each other and fit well on the body type of your model(s).
4. Lighting Equipment/Setup.
Set up any necessary studio lights and other equipment needed for proper lighting of your scene; make sure this is done before makeup application so as not to interfere with it later on during the shoot day itself.
5. Hair & Makeup Application.
Finalize hair styling, and makeup application (if applicable) prior to shooting in order to avoid any last-minute changes or adjustments mid-shoot that can slow down the overall process immensely.
6. Creative Direction/Shot List Confirmation.
Confirm the shot list ahead of time with the client if possible - establish goals you’re looking to achieve from a creative perspective while also making sure they match what was discussed previously between both parties or else there may be unexpected surprises throughout the course of shooting which could potentially disrupt productivity levels significantly!