All in the details.
A little planning is all it takes for a polished and stylish session that you’ll remember forever. Here are a few essentials to bring along to your session.
Props! Hockey skates, paint brushes and canvas, a cello, soccer balls, flowers, textbooks, team jerseys, ballet slippers, even cars, bikes, or pets can add visual interest to your portraits.
Your BFF! Having a friend around for support is fun, and will help you relax in front of the camera.
Don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep before your session and stay out of the sun. You’ll want to be energetic and alert without that sunburned or “I just pulled an all-nighter” look in your eyes!
A brush, hairspray, headband or clips for any hair emergencies. Lipstick, gloss, and powder for facial touch-ups. Lint roller and static guard spray.
Favorite hats, jewelry, scarves, or other accessories.
If you wear glasses, keep in mind that some lenses show glare on camera. Think about visiting your eye doctor to see if you can borrow a similar set of frames without lenses.
A little preparation goes a long way. Here are some things to keep in mind as you anticipate your big moment: Most stylists recommend having your hair cut two to three weeks prior to your photo session. Your hair will look healthy, you’ll be used to working with it. This applies to both girls and guys.
If you want to try different looks during your session it’s best to start with your hair down. Adding accessories like headbands and clips, can leave marks or fly-aways in your hair.
Subtle make-up, when properly applied, beautifully highlights your eyes, plays up your bone structure, and nicely evens out your complexion. Stay away from anything shimmery. Neutral lips are sophisticated and timeless.
Clean up your eyebrows! This is another one that applies to the guys as well as girls. Unibrows are never in vogue. Guys, shave the day of your session. If you want some scruff or sideburns, make it look intentional, not shabby.
Don’t forget your nails. Neutral or clear polish looks best. A full manicure and pedicure isn’t necessary, but clean and trimmed nails are! Are you still with us, guys?