I hope you find these tips to be helpful as you prepare for your photo session.
Hydrate: Drink plenty of water the day before and the day of your session.
Rest: The night before your photo session, get plenty of rest.
Eat: Do not come to the photo session hungry. Eat a little something before the session. Trust me, “hangry” will show in the photo.
Haircut/Style: Avoid having a haircut/color/style change too close to your photo shoot. This allows you time to get used to the new ‘do.’ Men–trimming beards the day before or day of is fine.
Make-up: Do not try new make-up right before your photo session. It is best to stick with your normal make-up or test out a new product a couple of weeks ahead of time in case you have an allergic reaction.
Red Eyes: Bring eye drops to avoid red eyes from allergies, lack of sleep, etc.
Sunburn and Tan Lines: Avoid excess sun exposure a couple of days before your photo is taken to avoid sunburns and unwanted tan lines.
What to Wear: Wear an outfit that makes you feel confident!
Necklaces: a dainty necklace may not photograph well. It can appear as an imperfection on a photo when reduced to a thumbnail size. Recommend you bring a couple of options for an outfit so you can swap out if needed.
Ties: solid colors or thicker patterns / stripes work best.
Patterns in general: avoid the thin stripes or very small patterns. Now patterns and stripes can be great in a photo, just remember nothing too small so it gets lost in the image.
Family/group photos: coordinate complimentary colors for the photo; style (all casual or all more formal/dressed up)
Back-up Plan: I highly recommend you bring a back-up outfit, tie, accessories, hair clips, and/or make-up.
Talk to me: Please let me know if you have a “favorite” side or want a particular pose. My goal is to get the best photo possible for you. That means we need to communicate so you feel comfortable with the process.