How to Prepare For Your Senior Portrait Session | Dubuque Photographer | Senior Portraits

March 11, 2015  •  Leave a Comment


Hello senior girls!!

Making sure you are prepared for your senior portrait session will ensure that everything goes smooth and is the best experience! It is my job to make sure you look and feel your best! 

Mindset:
*Already have the thought in your mind that this is going to be super easy and fun- because it will be! Relax and don't freak out. I like to think I'm pretty fun to hang out with ;) Plus, I love posing and I will help you with that 100% so you're not standing there thinking "what do I do with my hands??"

Clothes:
*Bring multiple outfits and a good variety. I will help you put together things that will look good and work!
*Make sure your variety of clothing includes: trendy, classic, casual, and formal. 
*Avoid stripes, distracting patterns, and logo t shirts- these take away from the photo. 
*Make sure your clothes aren't wrinkled.
*Be prepared to change quickly. The faster you change the more photos you'll get. 
*Try on all your outfits before your shoot. Do you feel comfortable? Does it fit right? Is it a good choice after all?

Shoes:
*Heels are so fun and glamourous. If you aren't comfortable wearing heels a good alternative is wedges.
*You will be able to see your shoes and they'll make a difference- so pick wisely!
*Try to avoid flip flops. Yes, they're comfy, but they are a little too casual. 

Skin:
*Getting makeup done by a professional makes a bigger difference than you know! Not to mention it is fun. I offer the option for professional makeup application in my packages. You can look natural, glamorous, dramatic...whatever you want! Plus, who doesn't love being pampered?? I highly recommend you get it! If not, your makeup should be heavier than usual. It always photographs up less in the camera. 
*If doing makeup yourself, take the time to do it right. It can make or break a photo. 
*Your eyes are what draws everyone into the photograph- so spend a little more time defining them with makeup.
*Nails-don't forget these! Your nails will show on camera, so make sure you have a fresh manicure done. Chipped nail polish isn't a style ;)
*Watch your sun exposure leading up to the shoot. Weird, awkward tan lines and sun burns are hard to hide.
*If you have a blemish- don't fret about it! They can be covered up with makeup or removed in post processing. I will make sure you look your best!

Hair:
*If you want to try any major changes to your hair do it a week before your senior session.
*Wear your hair in a way that feels comfortable to you, but don't be afraid to "up" it a bit. This is your day after all!
*Remember to bring your brushes, bobby pins, hairspray, and anything else you use for your hair.

Props:
*Brainstorm before your photo shoot what you want to bring so it's not a crazy mad dash the day of! Good ideas include: pets, sport uniforms, instrument, sports equipment, hobby items, jackets, etc

Arrival time:
*Make sure that you show up on time, if not a little earlier. Showing up late means less camera time...and we don't want that!

Friend:
*Feel totally free to bring a friend or parent! Just make sure that they will make you relaxed and have fun- not stress you out. You are welcome to bring your boyfriend for a couple shots too! 

Any additional questions? Contact me!
 


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