So, you booked your Editorial Portrait Session! How cool is that?! Are you excited!? Well here is some advice on how to look your hottest.
People that spend the most time planning and prepping for their portrait session tend to get more out of the experience. So what does that look like?
1 week prior to shoot: Let’s go shopping! If you’d like for us to go with you and choose clothing we would be happy to tag along! Or if you would like to leave the shopping to us Tori, the stylist, would be happy to pull items for you!
3-5 days before your shoot: Go to the salon. Get your hair trimmed. If you color it refresh your roots. It is not a good idea to do something new and funky cut or color wise. You don’t want to have a bad haircut ruin your portrait experience. Nicole at Bobby Cooper Salon in Broadripple will be happy to take care of you. You can’t beat that feeling of a fresh blow out.
2 Days before your shoot: Eat healthy and drink lots of water. Get plenty of rest. This will show up in your photos. If you’re still feeling exhausted put a cold cloth over your eyes. This is also a good time to tan or spray tan. It has time to set. The same goes for teeth whitening.
The Day Before: Get your nails done, girl! Even if you don’t paint your nails it’s a good idea just to go in, have them shape your nails, and give you an arm rub. If you do paint - keep it neutral. Whites, blacks, and nude look timeless and stunning in a photograph. If you are so inclined, get a massage during this time. After your nail appointment, please feel free to drop your garments off at the studio the night before. This helps alleviate stress. Then at that point, all you have to do is show up.
The Day After: You did it! How fabulous did you feel?! Treat your girlfriends to mimosas for brunch! We’ll have your images ready in 2-3 weeks for you!
The idea is to have you feel your best and when you feel your best that shines through your photographs.
Beth is a portrait, wedding, + pet photographer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has a BS in Digital Photography from the Art Institute of Indianapolis. She loves hiking with her dog Koda, old family photographs, gardening, and traveling with her husband Andrew.
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