Here's some information to help you prepare for your photo shoot!
GPS your photo shoot location a few days before so you know how to far it is from you and you get an idea of the general route to your photo shoot.
Try and come to the location where the session is 10-15 minutes beforehand fix hair, make up, change if needed, so you don't feel rushed during the session.
- Dress what makes YOU feel best. If you are uncomfortable wearing the outfit, it will show in the images, so go for something that makes you feel attractive.
- In searching for the perfect outfit, look at your home décor. Where will you be putting the pictures? I always find it's best to keep your home's flow and color scheme in mind.
- Let your photographer know how many outfits you have in mind, if you have a 20 minute session and 3 or more outfits , it cuts into your time and you may be limited on the shots you would get so consider it carefully.
- If bringing a pet, be sure to bring treats. Sometimes, pets are harder than people to get the attention of.
- Check the weather leading up to the session. I wouldn't want you to be too hot or too cold for the session.
- If you wear glasses, ensure they are glare proof to prevent from taking away from your eyes. Also, transition glasses will dim outside, so evaluate if you are okay taking pictures without them.
- If bringing little ones, sometimes it's good to bring a change of clothes and a snack. We know little ones tend to get dirty easily and we want to make sure the children remain happy.
- Consider a possible theme or an idea so it's an activity or thing you and your loved ones enjoy doing, sometimes it allows the moment to be more natural and doesn't feel as force (ice cream store is always a good idea and everyone is happy going there)
- Be in the moment, try and turn off your cell phones during the sessions so you can be in the moment with your loved ones and create new memories with them. The session will move along faster if you are present in the moment.
Relax! You've captured some great memories with your photographer, some of them will provide a sneak peek (I know I do) Start thinking about decorating your home and potential prints you may want and for whom so when your images are delivered you'll be ready to go!