Five easy steps to prepare for a portrait session
Portrait sessions can be pretty fun or stressful depending on how you prepare for them. The key to a non-stressful session is to be prepared. Here are some tips to help you prepare for any portrait session.
- Decide which season and time of day work best for you and your loved ones, and book your session at least 2-3 weeks in advance so that everyone has time to prepare their hair, nails, outfits, shoes, etc.
- Look for inspiration on our galleries, or create a mood board on Pinterest and share your thoughts and ideas with the photographer and whoever is invited to the session. This is a great way to get everyone on the same page, and the photographer to get a sense of your style.
- Wear clothes that are comfortable and match in style. For instance; entirely casual or entirely formal. Dress with minimal patterns in group shots. However, patterns can work in singular shots. You are welcome to send me ideas by email, and I can give advice.
- Bring comfortable shoes to walk around in. Keep dress shoes or clean shoes for indoor shots or to carry to different locations. Sometimes they are in the photos.
- Make sure you get enough rest the night before and have a snack and drink before we get started. We will be moving around and it takes a bit of time to get started, do the portraits, and check out at the end. You are welcome to bring water, but we recommend no colored drinks or messy snacks.
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