Scheduling Your Portrait Session
When setting up your portrait session, I will discuss with you everything that you are expecting to get from your portraits. What will they be used for? Do you need Senior Portraits to be sent out with graduation announcements? Are you an aspiring model or actor who is looking to expand their portfolio or have headshots done? Or maybe its just time for another family portrait. Are you looking for something more professional and classic, or playful and extreme? Every shoot will be tailored to fit your desired results.
Choosing a Location
Do you know where you would like your portraits to be taken? What about a park that your children often play at, or your own front or back yard? We could also take a small hike and go somewhere scenic. Is there an old building nearby that would make an excellent background? If you don’t know of somewhere you would like to go, I can offer some suggestions. There are so many possibilities!
~Trim your nails
~Style your hair before your session. Bring a comb for touch-ups. You also might want to consider getting a haircut about a week before.
~Put a fresh coat of polish on your nails. Or make sure that they are clean without chipping polish. It may seems small, but they will show up in pictures. Don’t forget your toes if they will be showing!
~Style your hair before your shoot. This still applies if you have a professional coming along. Have the first look done when you get there so we have more time to shoot. For those other than fashion, make sure you choose a style that you already know looks good. Today is not the day to be experimenting. Chances are, you won‘t like your portraits. It’s best if you look natural.
~(Excluding fashion) Make sure your make-up is simple and/or similar to what you would do normally. Apply powder and concealer if necessary, but don’t over do it. Retouching can always be done later. If you are unsure, you can bring lipstick/lip gloss, eyeliner, mascara, and eyeshadow, and I can assist you when you arrive. Always bring products you have used for touch-ups that may be necessary later.
~Get a good nights sleep.
~Avoid to much sun a couple of weeks prior to your session. You wouldn’t want to be burned that day.
~Make sure you bring shoes, socks, and accessories that will match each outfit.
~Make sure that each outfit is clean and ironed.
~Avoid patterns and stripes in clothing.
~Red clothing doesn’t photography very well. It is an option if its something that you really want, but try to avoid too much of it.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have regarding your session.