PREPPING FOR YOUR STUDIO SESSION
What to Expect
Choose items you feel like your best self in.
Bring a few outfits with you. That way, if you decide your shirt is too red or your jacket is too bulky, you’ll have options. Along with the tips listed below, check out these Pinterest boards for examples.
Choose outfits that are appropriate for the professional look you want to achieve, even your shoes!
Avoid overwhelming patterns and clothing with noticeable logos or brands, such as Old Navy sweatshirts or concert t-shirts. Consider timeless pieces.
It's nice to have a few options ranging from business professional to casual, like wearing a t-shirt and throwing a button down and jacket over it. Bring a few accessory options like cardigans, scarves, necklaces, jackets or hats.
Avoid items that wrinkle easily and high necked pieces like turtlenecks or large collars.
Iron/Lint Brush your clothing before arriving to the shoot.
Bring a comb and any makeup you might like to refresh.
What about my eyeglasses?
It's true, eyeglasses can be a pain during a photo shoot with glare and such. If you have multiple pairs of glasses, bring them all with you and we'll see which ones look best. If you're comfortable popping the lenses out, that's always an option. Make sure your glasses are well cleaned before arriving. Lastly, we can photograph you with and without your glasses to see which version you like better!
What about hair/makeup/grooming?
Ask yourself: What is the purpose of my photo shoot? If it’s a professional portrait, then pretend you’re going on an interview when you’re getting ready. If it’s for a dating profile, go with the best version of your daily self. Or treat yourself to a spa day and get your hair and makeup professionally done at a local salon. Make sure to tell them about your shoot so they’ll style you accordingly.
Make sure to trim your beard, pluck eyebrows, clip your nails, touch up nail polish, and make your feet presentable (if you want to go barefoot!)
If you're debating on whether or not to go tanning, untanned skin has a better color tone.