Living a busy life is stressful in so many ways, but choosing your next photographer and preparing for your next photo session doesn’t need to be!
Don’t let planning your next photo session be stressful. Creating photographs should be a fun experience to remember! Here are a few tips and tricks that will help insure you have the best photo experience!
First, choose the right photographer for you! Hire a photographer you like. Make sure it is someone who is nice and fun to be around. (Like me! ;D) Do some research, check out their portfolio, and make sure you like their style and artistic flare!
Scheduling - make sure you schedule accordingly. Allow enough time to get all “gusseieed up” and be ready to shine! Plan for time before the shoot to relax and get in the right frame of mind. Talk to your photographer and ask how long the sessions typically takes. Allow time for the shoot to run over. You don’t need to be worrying during the photo creating process about what else you have to do that day. It will show in the pictures, trust me! These photographs are going to be hanging on your wall for years to come. You don’t want to rush the creative process! It will be far worth it in the end!
One of the hardest decisions, next to choosing your photographer, is to decide what to wear!! Oh the stress! Most importantly, choose something you are comfortable in! If you are comfortable, feel good, and love how you look, it will surely show in your photographs! Feel free to ask your photographer for their suggestions and what they find looks best! That’s is what they are there for!
Practice, Practice, Practice! We have all done it, looked in the mirror practicing our smile, our serious face, and our best model pose! You know what you were always told as a kid, “Practice makes perfect” and how true that is! Go in the bathroom shut the door and lock it and bring out that inner model! Tryout some fun expressions, play around with some posing, find your good side! Believe it or not, this will help you feel more confident on your photo session!
After having your own modeling experience in your locked bathroom, come to the session with some ideas! (Even better yet, share some of your ideas with your photographer before your session!) Let your photographer know your favorite features and also your least favorite (we all have one!). And overall trust your photographer!! You took the time and found the best photographer for you, so trust them!
It’s here, the day you have been waiting for… your Photo Session!!! Be yourself, relax, come with a positive attitude, and be ready for fun time! Now, cut loose, have a great time, and enjoy your experience.
I hope these tips and tricks have helped you find your next photographer and has prepared you to create images that will make you feel beautiful with images you will want to share with the world!
~ Alex S
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