I am not good at this whole being in front of the camera, but I am always learning! Today I want to share a three of my tried and true tips for making it the most successful thing you do.
When I did my photoshoot I wore a pair of jeans and then brought 6 tops to change in to for different looks. Bring more than you think you will need, because then you have options. But wear a base for everything and move around from there. I would also pick several different colors to choose from so you get a good variety of looks.
Get your booty moving. Every time you hear the click of the camera move, even just slightly. Turn your head a little more one way, adjust your hand, touch your hair or face. Small moves will create more photos rather than the same one over and over again.
All of these were taken in quick succession of each other, but notice how each moves to the next? Because each time Britanee clicked her camera I moved to another pose in a very fluid movement. So get moving. Remember, you won't see the bad photos of yourself. Your photographer won't even think twice about them.
I know this seems weird... But get a set of strip lashes and wear them for your shoot. Unless you are very blessed in the natural lash department. Most lashes disappear in photos. It will give instant uplift to your look and make your eyes stand out. Even if you aren't a make-up wearing person, lashes are such a great addition to your photos.
Britanee my most amazing photographer also agreed to write something for you from the photographer's side of the photoshoot. These are super helpful!
3 Things Your Photographer Wants You to Know About Your Brand Session
Scheduling and preparing for your personal brand photo session can seem overwhelming. I get it. I'm easily overwhelmed so I can empathize. I talk with you, ask you as many questions as I can, help with a shoot list, etc…but it can still be overwhelming. Here’s 3 things I want you to know about your upcoming brand session!
BRING MORE THAN YOU THINK
I know that’s easy for ME to say but honestly, don’t stress. This is not meant to be horrible or stressful. These sessions are meant to be fun!! A way to celebrate you, your brand, and/or your business! Take deep breaths and DON’T STRESS. If you have favorite music that calms you down, let me know and I can bring a speaker. Or if you like to diffuse a scent, we can make that work! I want you stress-free.
Bring More Than You Think
Grab a few extra tops or outfits, bring a few more props. If we’re shooting in studios then we have a variety of props to choose from. It always helps to have more of yours though! Your pens, notebooks, laptop, books, a favorite blanket, extra products (if you sell them), electronics, food even works! It depends on what your brand is about but those are some ideas. Take a laundry basket out about 1 week before your session and watch what you use daily for work…think about adding those items to the basket and bring it with you to the session!
Easier said than done when you’re the one in front of the camera lol! But really, relax your shoulders and laugh. This is a moment to be excited about! Think of all the great pictures you’re going to have, the party the session will be, the laughs that will be had (I try REALLY HARD to make that happen)!
This isn’t on the list but also, TRUST ME. I know your brand/company is your baby. You’re passionate about this. I am too! I love to see people succeed and lift them up. I want this session to be the most fun and best session you’ve had (even if you’ve had previous ones with me). I want each session to get better and better. You’ve told me all about your passions, dreams, brand, and/or products/company. Trust me to help bring your vision to life.
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