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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web View full post on Instagram This isn't the first bikini photo shoot the reality TV star has shared on Instagram in recent weeks. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Mar. 2023 In the scene, a character played by Dan Levy pitches Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp’s pop star character Jocelyn to do a photo shoot for the cover of Rolling Stone. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 1 Mar. 2023 Victoria Beckham, 47, posted a photo shoot with Perfect magazine on her Instagram. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 1 Mar. 2023 Turned out that that was from an older photo shoot about a Canadian whiskey company’s tree planting exercise. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 28 Feb. 2023 After Shawn posted a ~steamy~ shot from a recent L’Uomo Vogue photo shoot, Chloë replied with a cheeky GIF of herself. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 28 Feb. 2023 As the sun sets on a balmy February afternoon in West Hollywood, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter known as SZA has just wrapped her second photo shoot of the day, inside a historic three-story house off Sunset Boulevard. Suzy Expositostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2023 Lily-Rose Depp paid tribute to supermodel Kate Moss in a new photo shoot. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 22 Feb. 2023 And Kardashian tapped some alien friends to pose alongside her in the spacey photo shoot. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Photo shoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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