How should I prepare for my Senior
ü Research, research, research! Google and Pinterest Senior
Photos or thumb through magazines and look at the poses, backgrounds, clothing
styles, etc. It's a huge help for us AND you if we both know what
you're trying to get out of our shoot. Everyone's style is different and
we want you to love the way you look in each photo!
ü Bring multiple outfits that show your personality. Parents
and students may have 2 different ideas of what you each expect out of the
photo shoot and therefore you should work together so each of you get your expected
outcome! Sit down and discuss the photo shoot well before your scheduled
ü With each outfit, make sure it's ironed. Although we have
extensive experience and skill with Photoshop and Lightroom, it becomes very expensive
to remove wrinkles out of each photo.
ü Although solid colors and long sleeves photograph well, we love
shooting vibrant colors as well! Mom and dad, if you’d like to see a few
samples of what others have done with colors, we’d be happy to send you a few
ü Make sure your shoes, socks and accessories match your outfits;
i.e. if you’re wearing black pants with black shoes, don’t forget black socks.
ü If you have uniforms, sports equipment, instruments or letter
jacket, make sure to bring them just in case! Don't forget to
clean/polish them before your photo shoot.
ü Planning a haircut before your shoot? Make sure to do so
no later than a week before your photos.
ü Make sure your hair is styled before your session with a look
you're comfortable with. Don't forget a brush/comb, hairspray or gel, just in
case you need a touch-up!
ü Nails should be trimmed prior to your session. Ladies, we
suggest painting yours with a clear or neutral color as well.
ü If you typically don't do a blemish wash, then this won't be the
time to start. We've seen it before with weddings, family photos and
seniors. Our client tries a new product and finds out their either
allergic to it or their skin decides to flush all oils out, leaving you with
bad acne. Everyone wants perfect skin, but now is not the time to try new
products (ladies this includes make-up). If you'd like to start trying a
new product, you'll want to do so at least a month prior to your photos.
ü Try to avoid exposure to the sun prior to your shoot. Tan
lines, sunburns and excessive sweating because of burns can easily be avoided
by avoiding the sun.
ü Guys: don't forget to shave or trim your facial hair before your
ü Ladies: please make sure to apply your make-up before your
session. Concealer is a good friend when having your photos
professionally taken as it helps minimize blemishes. Make sure to have a
powder and lip gloss on hand as well! One thing we suggest is minimizing
the use of white sparkle eye shadow. When used in moderation, it is gorgeous;
however if you're wearing too much, it can give a ghost like appearance.
ü Get a good night sleep; puffy, red eyes are no fun!
ü Drink lots of water and avoid the salt at least a week before
ü Family and friends are welcome to join us during this memorable