Nothing is more stressful than preparing for a photo shoot for the holidays. You want the moment to be perfect, and you want this to be Christmas card worthy, and Instagram ready. So, as someone who takes pictures on a regular, I wanted to give you some tips on how you can prepare for a successful photo shoot with your photography.
#1 Outfit Prep
This is the most important. You want to make sure you have the colors picked out for your outfit, and what you want to wear. I say start prepping weeks in advance for your outfit, so that it will give you enough time to start knowing what you are going to wear, and what it look like when you put it on.
#2: Making Sure You Use Your Time Wisely
Again, one of the most important thins to do. Your time needs to be broken up so that it will leave you with either your full 30 min or one hour session. You make to make sure that you are giving yourself enough time to get ready. Prepare all of your clothes the night before (by trying them on, and making sure that the whole outfit is put together). You can never get back your time at a photo shoot, so always use it wisely.
#3 Your Angles
Make sure your photography knows your angles…this is extremely valuable because when you get your pictures back you don’t want any regrets. I know it is hard sometimes when you feel rushed to make sure you are posing the correct way, so take some time the week before, and use Pinterest as a guide to help you get amazing photos. Just make sure you share them with your photography in advance.
#4 Find the Perfect Location
Think about places that will give you your full vision but also make sure you have a back up place in mind so that you can still get the vision that you want rather it is raining, sunny, or it’s windy outside. When you have the perfect location, with the right angles, everything about that photo shoot is perfect!
#5 Show Your Personality in Your Photos
You never want your photos to have a dull personality. Have some fun with it, and find joy while you are in front of the camera. If you plan to do the same pose as someone who has already used it, make sure that you make it your own. PUT ALL OF YOUR PERSONALITY INTO IT!!!
Here’s a quick snippet of my photo shoot two weeks ago with Lashay Photography.
This photo shoot, I did an outfit change, which took about 10 minutes in between shoots…and this was actually my first time do one in a photo shoot (pretty exciting).