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HOT TIPS FOR YOUR SENIOR SESSION
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:
Think about props! Hockey skates, paint brushes and canvas, a cello, soccer balls, flowers, textbooks, team jerseys, ballet slippers, even cars, bikes, or pets add visual interest to your portraits.
Bring a friend! Having a friend around for support is fun, and helps you relax in front of the camera.
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!
Bring a brush, hairspray, headband or clips for any hair emergencies, lipstick, gloss, and powder for facial touch-ups. Pack a lint roller and static guard.
Favorite hats, jewelry, scarves, or other accessories are always welcomed!
If you wear glasses, keep in mind that some lenses show glare on camera. Visit your eye doctor to see about borrowing 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:
Have your hair cut two to three weeks prior to your photo session. This helps your hair look healthy and you’ll be used to working with it. This applies to both girls and guys.
Start with your hair down if you plan on trying different looks during your session. Accessories like headbands and clips, will 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!