Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Guest Post: What to Wear to a Photo Shoot

My sister, Adie from is taking over my blog today. She is a lifestyle photographer with years of experience in natural light photography. Today she is giving great tips on how to be prepared for a photo shoot. Enjoy!

Hmmm, so many choices! Below are a bunch of tips I came up with to help you make the most of your photo session. These tips & tricks come from a LOT of experience, so keep them in mind as you plan for your photo shoot! 

1. Don’t be afraid to look smokin' hot! Wear outfits that make you feel AMAZING. If you feel like a hottie, you’ll look like a hottie! Don’t force yourself into something uncomfortable that you would never normally wear (this goes for girls AND guys).

2. Don’t be afraid of color. Fun, colorful outfits make your pictures pop! These pictures will reflect your personality, so have fun with your style and show us who you are.

3. Bring a prop. A surfboard, a bike, tennis rackets, love letters, your dog…anything that tells the story of who you are. It’s not required, but its tons of fun!

4. We recommend sticking to no more than two outfits in order to maximize your time with the photographer. If you would like to wear an additional outfit, realize that this has an impact on the amount of time that you are able to spend shooting. Make sure it’s something that can be easily changed into at your chosen location. For example, changing shirts is easy and can be done anywhere, but if you want to change into a dress, things get a little more complicated! (Think back seat of a car…)

5. Wear cute shoes! This is just a selfish fetish of mine – I love to photograph cute shoes! (Yes, that means you get to go shopping!)

1. Pay attention to your eyes! Eyeliner and good mascara are a must! Take extra care on your mascara and really separate your lashes. Your eyes will be the most important factor in many of your images, so spend extra time making them look beautiful!

2. For engagement photos, hold a run-through with your makeup artist. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know your makeup artist before your wedding day and hold a mini practice session.

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1. Leave your purse in the car. You can carry around small items like car keys and lip gloss in the photographer's bag. The photographer will want your hands to be free during the session.

2. Go to the restroom right before you leave. Many "on-location" shoots do not have accessible restrooms nearby, and you want to be sure to maximize the shooting time you have together.

3. Have fun! The photographer will take care of making you look fantastic, so don’t worry about a thing. They should give you plenty of direction and remember to just be yourself!


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