Have you ever thought about booking a Dance photoshoot to capture your passion for dancing and the beauty of dance art so that you can look back on those images forever? You’re not alone! Many dancers love the idea of a dance photography session but don’t know where to start! If you have booked your first dance photoshoot, here are the top mistakes to avoid before your dance photoshoot!

Dance photography is an incredibly popular way to capture the grace, spirit, and skill of your dancing so that you can create a dance portfolio or simply just as a keepsake! At hushXpose, we love working with creative dancers, both new and experienced, to help create incredible dance photography albums.

Not Getting Enough Rest the Night Before Your Dance PhotoShoot

Not getting a full night’s rest, between 7 and 9 hours of sleep the night before your shoot, can result in having a bad photoshoot. When you are well-rested, your skin will look better in photographs. The last things that you want to show in your dance photoshoot album are the deep wrinkles and dark circles under your eyes from a bender the night before.

Not Eating Enough

You may think that fasting before your dance photoshoot will make you look thinner and better in your dance outfit, but the truth is that not eating enough before your photoshoot can have a negative effect on your body. Not only will your energy levels be lower but you will also be hangry and will likely have a headache. Do yourself the favor of eating healthy and well-balanced meals in the lead up to your dance photoshoot.

Not Drinking Enough Water in the Days Leading up to Your Shoot

In addition to not eating or sleeping enough, not drinking enough water before your shoot can make your skin look dull and dehydrated in addition to accentuating blemishes and flaws in your skin like wrinkles and fine lines.

Arriving to Your Session in Tight-Fitting Clothes

A lot of people always worry about what outfit they will show up to their shoot in but the answer is always: show up wearing something loose-fitting and comfortable. Tight clothing like jeans, spandex, and leather can leave imprinted red marks on your skin that will be visible in the photographs.

Getting a Spray Tan for Your Photo Shoot

One of the biggest mistakes that dancers and first-time models make before their dance photoshoot is getting a fresh spray tan before the session. This is a huge mistake because even the best tanning solutions are notorious to sticking to skin unevenly. Tanning lotion, self-tanner, and sprat tans tend to stick to the driest areas of your body like your knees and elbows while wearing off on your hands and face. This creates an uneven look that will be very noticeable in your images.