Tips & Advice
A few things to consider when preparing for your photo session:
The first thing that I want you to do to prepare for your photo shoot is to relax. Literally, take a deep breath, ease any nervousness you may have and be positive. I realize your photo session just might be your first official family pictures or your first professional photos period; I just want to assure you that everything will work out! Arriving on location as de-stressed as possible will help things go smoothly and will make for the best images.
Second. When deciding what to wear for your session, simplicity is the name of the game. Here is an article that I find helpful in preparing for your Family or Portrait photoshoot: https://www.shutterfly.com/ideas/what-to-wear-for-family-photos/.
Style and personality are key to individuality. With that being said, try to stay away from extremely extravagant designs, patterns or texts that SCREAM its about the clothing rather than the person in them. Unless your photoshoot is meant for fashion or is a clothing related product photography shoot, these elements can draw more attention to your outfit rather than to you. Think of it as keeping the focus of the scene-namely you or your family.
General rule of thumb is no more than 1-3 colors in your outfit scheme. You may wear more than 3 colors however, just keep in mind that the more colors you wear, the more potential for distracting features in the scene. Remember, personal style is key, so dress for the flavor of the location and style of your photoshoot; also keep in mind the weather for the day. Be sure your clothing fits properly, buttons/zippers on your favorite piece aren’t missing or broken, and most importantly, make sure everything is comfortable. Ladies, 95% of my sessions are on location, so plan on bringing a pair of comfortable walking shoes like flats or tennis shoes for the day if you are going to wear heels in your photos.
These are your pictures, so I invite you to create a mood board of your own on https://www.pinterest.com/ to brainstorm ideas and visuals of outfit schemes and color combinations that you like.
Third. During your planning, feel free to think of props or personal items that you may want to bring with you. The idea about these props is that they are something that give added insight or depth to the story about who you are as an individual or family.
Finally, our ultimate goal together is to make impactful and meaningful pictures that matter to you. We want to have fun and enjoy the process of making those moments count.