Photo assignments don’t usually take too long so there may not be any food provided. Take a few snacks and plenty of water with you just in case hunger sets in. Whatever you do, don’t bring anything messy or loaded with sugar.
You may have to fill out a form upon arrival while your agency may have also asked you to fill out a timesheet or keep a record of your hours. These records are extremely important as they allow the agency to bill the client correctly.
While shooting, the photographer or their assistant will direct your child and ask them to stand in various poses. It’s important to note that at no time should your child be asked to do anything that makes you or them feel uncomfortable. So if you feel that anything is a little off, don’t be scared to speak up.
There may be several wardrobe changes throughout the shoot and parents may be asked to help younger children with this. Again it’s important that both you and your child are willing to help out and have the right attitude throughout the shoot. Being polite and easy to work with leaves a lasting impression and the next time the photographer or client is looking for a model, they’ll remember what a joy you were to work with.
One last thing; never take your own photos at the shoot. You may be super excited that your child has this amazing opportunity, but clients really don’t want to see a ‘behind the scenes’ look at their photo shoot shared all over social media.