photo shoot


variants or less commonly photoshoot
plural photo shoots also photoshoots
: a photography session and especially one in which a professional photographer takes photographs of someone or something for commercial use (as in a magazine)
… Cohen, 63, arrives at a PEOPLE photo shoot where his wife is being fawned over by hair and makeup artists …Kate Coyne
The women exuded such strength and joy in front of the camera, who would have thought it was their first professional photo shoot?Essence
To celebrate her 90th birthday this past spring, she had a photoshoot in Reynolda Gardens that included a pink tutu, crown, and cake.Chad Tucker

called also photo session

Examples of photo shoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lopez was seen lounging on the boat among friends and also snapping plenty of photos — both selfies and taking part in photo shoots with the group with the gorgeous scenery as the background. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 To schedule the photo shoot, people should email Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 28 June 2024 The 48-foot yacht, which the Dutch yard originally unveiled in 2021, was recently treated to its first full photo shoot and the resulting pictures illustrate the evolution of the Zeelander range. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 June 2024 That picture, Rentmeester said, was then used as the basis for a later photo shoot commissioned by Nike and shot by photographer Chuck Kuhn. Bypaolo Confino, Fortune, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for photo shoot 

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photo shoot was in 1941

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“Photo shoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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