It’s not every day you have your photos taken by a professional photographer!
What’s part of my regular day-to-day life can feel awkward or even uncomfortable for the person in front of the camera, which is why I put together this guide on what to expect from your portrait photography session.
Say goodbye to those nerves and let’s prepare to get some amazing photos of you!
📸 PLAN YOUR OUTFITS AHEAD OF TIME
The most common question I get from my clients is “What should I wear?” Here are a few quick recommendations:
- Wear layers. This way, you can remove or add a layer (like a cardigan or jacket) to give your photos different looks without having to go to the trouble of changing clothes.
- Avoid bright colors. Go for solid colours like brown, black, white, red, etc
- Make sure you’re comfortable. If you can’t move easily, you likely won’t get the best photos from your session.
📸 DON'T WORRY ABOUT POSING
If you’re not used to having your photo taken, you may worry about how to place your hands and body or how to smile. Have no fear! I guide my clients into poses that feel natural to them and help them to express their genuine personalities. We’ll take both posed and candid photos to get a variety of images, and you may find that you love the candid images best of all!
📸 PLAN FOR SEVERAL HOURS
Your session with me will likely take a few hours, so be prepared to have plenty of time in the day for your photos. You want to give yourself plenty of time to get ready in the morning before your session—be sure to eat—as well as plenty of buffer time afterward so you don’t feel rushed to get somewhere else.
📸 KEEP AN OPEN MIND
When you work with me as your photographer, you’re getting my expertise and years of experience. Sometimes my directions may seem a little odd, but you have to trust me! I know how to make magic and create images you’ll love, so when we work together, keep an open mind and be willing to try something new. You never know what the resulting photos will look like!
📸 BE VOCAL
Is there a particular image you want to create? Stay in conversation with me throughout your session and let me know! We most likely would have cemented this in the consultation session but the more open you are about what you want, the better your chances of getting the images you’ve been imagining since booking your session.
Looking forward to seeing you in front of my camera soon xo