Get a good nights sleep and avoid alcohol & cigarettes the night before the shoot. This will help to avoid dark circles under the eyes.
Avoid making any drastic changes to your appearance within a week of your photo session.
Stay well hydrated in the days leading up to your session to keep your skin looking its best. Being well hydrated the day of as well as avoiding a heavy meal beforehand will help to maintain a high level of energy & focus throughout your session.
What to Wear
Wear comfortable clothing that is going to make you not only look great but feel great. Keep in mind it's important to be yourself in the session so that you can bring your personal sense of style into the shots.
Avoid seasonal clothing (ex. turtlenecks) but feel free to branch out and try multiple styles. Shirts, tops, dresses, jackets, etc.. can all work.
Solid, muted colors are always your best option. If you have green or blue eyes, then complimentary colors that are suitable would be blue, green or turquoise attire. If you have brown eyes, then earth-tone outfits will compliment well. Also, note that pastels do not photograph well.
Layered clothing and textures can be great looks but stay away from noisy or stripe patterns because they can appear distracting and draw attention away from the face.
Make sure that your clothing fits well and are wrinkle free.
Keep jewelry to a minimum. Guys - simple items such as a wedding ring or watch. Women - moderate jewelry if needed, avoid busy necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
Glasses can cause glare, especially if they don’t have an anti-glare coating. If possible, bring an extra pair of frames without lenses to your session.
Unsure about whether or not to bring certain outfits? Just bring everything along so that we can decide when you arrive at your session. As another option too, you can always go shopping and keep the tags on during the shoot so that you can later return those items if you decide.
Hair & Makeup Tips
If you opt to do your makeup before arriving at your session, then I recommend applying just a little more makeup than you normally do but don't go to heavy! Your makeup should be clean and natural.
Moisturize daily during the week leading up to your session and exfoliate as needed. Moisturizing will help to avoid redness, dryness and cracked skin.
Avoid trying out new skin or hair products before your session to avoid unwanted results or allergic reactions.
If you are making changes to your hair, plan to do this a week prior or longer out so that it has enough time to adjust.
Please email me a photo of yourself following the booking of your session (this can be a prior professional headshot or simple Facebook photo). Giving me a sample photo of yourself is a helpful reference when I'm planning the creative look & style for your session.
Plan on bringing some powder, hairbrush, and any other items necessary you may need for light touch up and adjustments throughout your session.
Please allow an extra 15 minutes before your planned arrival time to allow for finding a parking space.
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