BRING YOUR OWN IDEAS
Do your homework if there's something you have in mind for your photos. Look in magazines, cd covers, online or wherever for ideas. Bring along samples for us to try to recreate. Think of locations you would like for your session or the tell us the feeling you are trying to convey. This is YOUR session and we want to cater to your individual needs!!!
BRING YOUR OWN PROPS
The best photographs are the ones that radiate who you are as an individual. The easiest way to accomplish this is through use of props of hobbies, activities, sports or other items that define YOU whether it's a uniform, car, or an instrument. The sky is the limit! Don't be shy and be proud of your accomplishments!
BRING YOUR PET
We will be happy to include any size-pet in your photo session from goldfish to horses! (animals bigger than a dog for location shots only).
BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHING OR TWO
There is no right and wrong to what kind of clothing to wear to your session. We can create beautiful casual photographs in jeans and a T-shirt just as easily as formal photographs in Sunday Best. We want you to wear what you enjoy and are comfortable with and we don't want to pigeon-hole you to one outfit (as long as you can change in 10 minutes - just kidding!) Solid colors are easier to match to any background and work great for larger groups for continuity however, bright and mix-matched clothing can be appropriate for some situations and settings. If you want to include more than one person, make sure that the colors each person is wearing is complimentary to the entire group. Black and other dark colors look good on everyone and are very flattering. Bringing a variety of clothes will ensure a variety of looks for your photos. Above all, make sure you bring what you like and what you think you look best in! We will be happy to offer ideas to you on appropriate clothing for the picture you desire if you need help!
WEAR CONTACTS OR TAKE THE GLASS OUT OF YOUR GLASSES
Glasses are a great part of you're individuality but unfortunately are not great for the camera. Lenses tend to create glare which is hard for even the best photo editor to get rid of. To ensure the best possible outcome, opt for contacts for your session or remove the lens out of your glasses if you just don't feel the same without them.
Makeup is usually best applied slightly heavier than normal. While good for your skin in the sun, makeup with SPF tends to create a shine. Summer shine can be controlled by using translucent powder that knocks out shine without adding additional color. Worried about a big pimple or blemish? Don't over-apply makeup to that area - things like this are easily editable for your finished project. We'll take care of it.
TAN IN ADVANCE
A beautiful tan looks great in pictures - a bad tan is a disaster and very hard to fix through photo-editing techniques (and will cost extra if we do have to edit them excessively!) Make sure you take at least a three-day break from tanning before your session or opt for a spray-on tan!