Prep for your Portrait Session

You've booked your portrait session, now is the time to review this guide to help make sure that your session meets your expectations.

Several Weeks before your session

  • Get Inspired! Create a Pinterest board that includes images that reflect your vision for your image.
  • Select a color scheme that will complement the colors of the room where the finished portrait or album will be displayed.
  • Go Shopping - you will find some great ideas shopping online or at your favorite store or gallery.
  • Choose a location. This could be your home, my place, a park, or any other public location. Some parks require a permit and may charge additional fees. These fee's are not included with your session cost.
  • Keep in mind shaded areas work best if your session is in the middle of a sunny day.
  • Make sure you have your clothes and accessories purchased well in advance of the shoot.
  • Avoid bold prints.
  • Look for textures such as lace, ruffles and sequins.
  • Sleeveless works for toned arms, 3/4-sleeves or long sleeves work for everyone. Avoid cap-sleeves.
  • Avoid baggy, non-structured outfits.
  • If more than one person is in the portrait, make sure the outfit colors are complementary to one another.
  • Plan for 2 outfits for the session.
Mountain Man

The day before the session

  • Tidy up the area being used for the session.
  • Make sure your clothes are wrinkle free.
  • Pamper youself with a manicure/pedicure.
  • Get a good nights rest.
  • Stay hydrated.
Woman in a kayak

The day of the session

  • Hair and Make-up Artists are amazing and will ensure you look your best for the photo session. If you need assistance finding someone let me know, I have a few people that are terrific to work with.
  • Set aside your phone and pony tail holders.
  • Most Important - HAVE FUN! This is going to be a memorable session.
Toddler holding a flower wearing a shirt that says "Bloom"