Now that your session is booked the fun begins. Out goal is for this to be a fun and relaxing experience. Keep in mind that sessions consist of lots of candid moments and interacting with one another. We'll to shoot a number of different looks, but what we really want to capture are moments that showcase your personality. The best photos are often the ones where you can feel the energy and connection.
*It's time to start thinking about what you'll wear. Go with something that makes you feel good & confident. Think about what you want to portray in your images and how your clothing reflects that. It's important that your clothes fit comfortably and are clean & pressed. Don't wait until the day of to decide, play around and try things on, have fun with it. Don't forget to consider the weather & the location when deciding what you'll wear. Everyone should be comfortable during our shoot. It may seem odd, but take a look at your home décor. Will your outfits go with the color scheme of your home.
*Gather any props you need to bring your vision to life. This might be as elaborate as a piece of furniture or as simple as an umbrella. Give yourself time to gather everything in case you'll need to come up with a Plan B.
*Book any additional hair or nails appointments for 1-3 days before your session. If you're going to get styled the day of give yourself time for things to run late & for you to get from one place to the other without rushing.
*Lay out what you're going to wear it may need to be ironed or steamed before tomorrow. Don't forget to pack anything you will need for the session. Save yourself the stress and do it the day before.
*Drink lots of water. Alcohol and sugary drinks will dehydrate you, so consume extra water. It's also best to avoid salty, & greasy food to keep your skin look it's best.
*Do a little work out. This doesn't have to be anything strenuous or impactful, just enough to tighten your muscles a bit. A few wall push ups or squats will give you a firm look.
*Treat yourself. Go ahead & get that special coffee, mimosa, or snack. This is your day, you should come in feeling your best!
*Give yourself plenty of time to get ready and to arrive. Rushing to the session will most likely result in a rushed feeling during the session!
*Don't come hungry! This can make for some cranky adults; or worse...cranky toddlers depending on our session.
Let loose a little and have fun. Laughter helps bring out peoples personalities and make for some awesome pictures. So relax, goof-off a bit and have a good time!