Model Portfolio Shoot

Laurel Black Laurel Black



Hi there! Thanks for your interest in booking a test shoot with me! I love working with both experienced and aspiring models to capture simple, timeless, and beautiful images that make your portfolio shine and help you attract the jobs that you want. 

I have two options for test shoots and I’ve included all the details about both below. All photoshoots take place at my home studio in 12South in Nashville, TN. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

SEPT 2023 UPDATE: I'm not currently booking portfolio shoots, but if you're interested in working together, please join the WAITLIST.

Test Shoot Option 1: Clean Beauty Portraits

This option is for any model who wants simple, classic and beautiful images for her portfolio. 

* 2-hour beauty portrait photoshoot
* 2-3 looks
* 8 final photos 
* You can purchase additional photos from the shoot for $25/photo (to cover the cost of the retouching)
* Add a hair/makeup artist on set for $175
* Shoot takes place in my home studio in 12South, Nashville, TN
* Rate: $425


NOTE: Since this is a beauty photoshoot, I highly recommend having one of my hair/makeup artists on set to make you look your best and ensure the resulting images turn out exactly like you want them. If you choose not to book a hair/makeup artist and you’re not amazing at applying your own makeup (like me!), I recommend getting your makeup done ahead of time at someplace like MAC and then bringing makeup to the shoot with you for touchups. 

Test Shoot Option 2: High-End Beauty

This option is specifically for models who are already booking gigs in the beauty industry and want to add more beauty work to their portfolios OR for models whose agents are trying to position them as a beauty model to get booked for makeup and skincare work. If this doesn’t describe you, I recommend going with Option 1. 

* 3-hour high-end beauty photoshoot
* Makeup/hair artist on set
* 2-3 beauty/makeup looks
* 8 final photos
* You can purchase additional photos from the shoot for $39/photo (to cover the cost of the high-end retouching)
* Shoot takes place in my home studio in 12South, Nashville, TN
* Rate: $725



Step 1: Book Your Shoot
Select one of the options above, pick a date on my calendar, and book your shoot. If you’re not sure which option is the best for you, feel free to contact me. 

Step 2: Connect & Create Plan
We’ll connect via email and come up with a plan for you. It helps me if you create a moodboard (Pinterest works great for this) and send it to me right after booking your shoot so I can see your vision and start planning. I may have some ideas for you as well. You will be in charge of bringing all the clothing and jewelry with you to the shoot, so you'll probably need to be prepared to go shopping before the shoot. 

Step 3: Create!
On the day of the shoot, we’ll make the magic happen!

Step 4: Retouch & Deliver
The images from your shoot will be posted in a private online gallery within 7 business days of the shoot date. Once you select the images you want, the final retouched images will be delivered in 2-3 weeks (for Clean Beauty Portraits) or 3-4 weeks (for High-End Beauty).

* To provide a moodboard to Photographer at least 1 week in advance of the shoot.
* To bring any wardrobe/jewelry items to the shoot that you need (keep in mind that brand-new, high quality clothing/jewelry pieces work best for photography)
* To inform Photographer if you are experiencing any flu or Covid symptoms or have been diagnosed with flu or Covid (let's keep everyone safe at the shoot!
* Photographer, in her sole artistic discretion, decides which images taken will be presented in gallery; not all images taken during the shoot will be presented 
* Non-retouched photos will not be released

Photographer may reschedule the photoshoot due to Photographer's illness and will work with Model to reschedule photoshoot as soon as possible. If Model needs to reschedule, he/she will do his/her best to notify Photographer at least 48 hours prior to the photoshoot, or as soon as possible. If Model gives more than 48 hours notice about rescheduling, the paid fee can be transferred to another day and time upon the rescheduling of the photoshoot, so long as the rescheduled photoshoot takes place within 60 days of original photoshoot date, otherwise any fee paid will be forfeit. If Model gives less than 48 hours notice about rescheduling, she understands that there may be an additional fee involved to reschedule the photoshoot to another date. If the Model cancels the photoshoot for any reason and does not reschedule with 60 days, any fee paid will be forfeit.

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