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Being prepared for you family photo session can make the difference between average and fabulous photos. Follow these tips and you’ll be on your way to looking your absolute best.
Have fun! We’re going to make you look great and you’ll have a great time. We help you with posing, so there’s no pressure on you.
Make sure you’re comfortable in your clothing and that it flatters you. This will ensure that you like how you look when viewing your photos. If you’re self-conscious about your arms, avoid sleeveless or cap-sleeve shirts and tank tops, as they tend to make arms look fuller. Avoid stripes and plaid. Solid colors photograph much better than busy patterns. If you’re comfortable in dresses, wear them! They photograph really well. Layer, Layer, Layer! This adds texture and depth to your photos.
If you’re comfortable in them wear heels! Whether pumps or boots, dressy or casual, plain or sassy, heels really make you stand out and look glamorous. Flats can also work well if you mix them with the right outfit. We do not recomend flip-flops. Yes, they’re comfy and we all love them, but they don’t photograph well.
Do not make drastic changes to your hairstyle right before your photo session. Spend time doing your hair, so you feel great! Any hair changes during the session should be quick and simple so you have as much camera time as possible. Bring hair spray, clips, pins, and whatever else is needed to keep your hair out of your eyes if it’s windy. Also bring a brush and mirror for quick hair touch-ups.
Makeup that is well done is one of the best preparations you can make for your session. It will even out skin tones and help give your photos that extra pop for a model-like look. Even if you don’t normally wear makeup or wear very little, take the time to do it well and your photos will look their best. Makeup should only be slightly heavier than normal. Mascara should be clean and not clumpy. Avoid makeup with an SPF because it tends to create a shine. Summer shine can be controlled by using translucent powder that knocks out shine without adding additional color.
Keep it simple. Big, shiny jewelry can distract from the important subject, you. All that being said, the proper jewelry can really complement your outfit. It’s nice to have a variety to choose from and it doesn’t hurt to bring numerous options with you.
They’re great! Bring props that help show who you are as a family! Glasses Most lenses have a glare. The safest option is to check with your eye doctor and ask if they’ll loan you a similar pair without lenses.
Don’t worry about clouds because they actually even out the light and make for ideal shooting conditions. But falling rain is an issue and we will have to reschedule. We will try to contact you first, but please call me at 317-440-0373 if you have any doubts or concerns.
Please make sure the colors of your undergarment coordinate well with your outfits and don’t show through your clothing. Check ahead of time to ensure that undergarments don’t leave unpleasing lines underneath your clothing.
Finger & Toe Nails
If you paint your nails, make sure they’re done well for your session. Chipped nail paint will show and distract from you. Avoid bright colors that will distract from you and may not work with all your outfits. Instead, opt for basic or natural tones.