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Senior Portrait Q and A

April 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Do you have a few unanswered questions about your senior portrait session?

Here's some Q and A regarding senior sessions that will hopefully help you out!

1. What Should I Wear?

Our biggest advice when it comes to clothing is COLOR. COLOR. AND MORE COLOR. 

Wearing bright colors will not only enhance your skin tone, but will also make you stand out from your surroundings. Corals, light yellows, and blues are always a great way to go if you ever get stuck deciding! 

We allow up to three outfit changes during your session, but you are welcome to bring more than that! Once we get on location, we can take a few minutes to look through your clothing choices and decide what is going to look best where! You don't want to get to your session, see the location, and think "I wish I would've brought that top," right?


2. What Should I Do With My Hair? 

I get the "Straight or Curly?" question all the time. To me, this is more of a personal thing. If you feel the most beautiful and confident with your hair curled, then curl it! The same goes for styling your hair straight, up, or down!

We do allow hair changes during our sessions and recommend that if you are planning on making a switch, you should bring the appropriate number of hair ties and pins, as well as hairspray! You wouldn't want the wind to ruin your look!

Having a plan is SO IMPORTANT because our sessions are in fact run on a time frame. Bringing photos of what you were thinking of to the session is a great way to cut down on the time spent switching things up. If we know the exact look you are after, it makes helping out so much easier! The more time you spend on your hair, the less time you will have in front of the camera. Which means you will have less of a variety to choose from! Nobody wants that! So anything that you can do to cut down the minutes in between looks is a win!

I am happy to help with any hair changes you are considering for your portrait session, so don't be afraid to ask me for it! 


3. Can You Get Rid Of Acne and Other Blemishes? 

Yes we can! We use multiple programs to retouch all of the photos you have selected at no extra cost to you! 

Makeup is also a great way to even skin tones and cover minor blemishes, but be careful not to overdo it!


4. What If It Rains? 

We have no issues with rescheduling when it comes to being rained out! We will do our absolute best to accommodate you at our earliest availability! Who likes running makeup and damp, flat hair in photos anyways?


5. Who Should I Bring With Me? 

Bring whoever you'd like to! Sometimes, friends and family can bring out the best and most genuinely beautiful photos!

However, if you are like me, I felt so awkward posing for the camera in front of my mom and little sister. Even though my mom was the one who booked the photographer and was paying for the session, I didn't want to be anywhere near her! For what reason? Maybe because I don't pose in front of a camera everyday. Maybe not. Who knows! Having the opportunity to work seniors and other clients in the time that I have has made my realize that this stiff, weird feeling is not an uncommon thing! Some people need a few minutes to warm up to the camera, while others don't! 

By saying all of this, I am not advising that you should lock your parents in the house until your session is over. I am simply recommending that you talk to them, or whoever you are bringing, before the session about what you are and are not comfortable with! If I have to work alone with you for a few minutes to make you feel more relaxed, so be it! The last thing I want to happen is for you to get your photos back and think, "I look terrible!" or "I could have looked so much better!" 

The bottom line? 

We are aiming to make your senior portrait experience as efficient and enjoyable as possible!

If you have any other questions relating to your senior portrait session, feel free to shoot us a message on Facebook or Instagram!




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