Almost every client of mine doesn’t know how to prepare for their upcoming photo shoot. No wonder! Most of the time this is their first portrait session and the last one they had was during their wedding day, when they were so overwhelmed and stressed out that they didn’t remember the photo shoot part at all. So, how can you prepare for your upcoming session?
- Clothing. Look through your closet and see if you have any outfits that are figure-hugging, solid color and with 3/4 of a sleeve. This kind of clothing will make you look best. If you are getting ready for family portraits, make sure that your outfits are coordinated, rather than matching.
- Do something fun with your family that day before showing up for your shoot. That way your family will remember this day as a day filled with fun and will remember this special experience.
- Practice makes perfect. Look in the mirror at your face and see what side looks better. Everybody has a good side, find yours. Try different expressions in the mirror, so you know how you look best.
- Listen to your photographer’s directions. They know what works and how to pose you for you to look your best. Sometimes it seems silly when your photographer tells you to laugh out-loud, but after your fake laugh, your natural laugh will follow and that is much more attractive than a fake smile.
- Bring snacks and water for your children. Depending on the age, they may become tired quickly and many times bragging them with snacks will make them compliant longer.
If you take the above point into consideration, you will feel more confident at your session and you will have more fun during the shoot.