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Tips on preparing for your photography session with your favorite Family and Branding Photographer


Preparing for a photography session can be a little nerve-wracking, but with a little bit of planning, you can ensure that your session goes smoothly and that you get the best possible results. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your photography session:



  • Plan your wardrobe in advance. You want to make sure that you're wearing clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident, and that also complements the location and theme of your session. Avoid wearing clothes with busy patterns or logos, as they can be distracting. Try to stick with solid colors and classic styles.


  • Make sure your hair and makeup are done. You want to look your best for your session, so make sure to get your hair and makeup done before you arrive. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, consider hiring a professional hair and makeup artist. Several of my investment options include complimentary professional makeup artistry. You arrive at the studio, sit back and relax as you immerse yourself in this "model for a day experience".


  • Get a good night's sleep and stay hydrated. Being well-rested will help you look and feel your best during your session. Try to avoid staying up late the night before your session, and make sure to get plenty of sleep the week leading up to it.

  • Choose a location that you feel comfortable in. The location of your session should reflect your personality and style. If you're not comfortable in your surroundings, it will show in your photos.

  • Bring props and accessories. Props and accessories can add a unique touch to your photos. Consider bringing a special piece of jewelry, a favorite book, or a treasured object that holds special meaning to you.

  • Be yourself. The most important thing is to be yourself. Your photographer will help guide you through the session, but it's important to let your personality shine through in your photos.


By following these tips, you'll be well-prepared for your photography session, and you'll be able to relax and enjoy the experience. And with the right preparation, you'll be sure to get beautiful, lasting photos that you'll treasure for years to come.


The above tips can be used regardless of whether you are hiring a professional photographer in Colorado Springs or using your smartphone camera and a tripod.


​If you or someone you know needs an updated headshot or wants to elevate their brand, contact Alicia Potter, a family and branding photographer serving Woodbridge Virginia, Washington D.C. metro and Colorado Springs starting in May 2023. I may be reached by telephone at 202-963-2009 or click the button below and get scheduled for a complimentary consultation.


As always thanks for reading.



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