Before any session I always get questions about what the client should prepare for the session, what they should bring, and of course what they should wear. Well have no fear because I'm here to save you the trouble of having to ask all those questions!!
What Should You Prepare For Your Session?
Anytime I book a session with a client I always ask them a few things about what they had been hoping to get out of their session such as if the session is just for fun or more of a professional setting such as business head shots , or if there is a theme they were following, etc. These types of questions help me as the photographer put together an idea on how the session will go as well as giving me a little bit of inspiration for the photo shoot. So to prepare you for your session I suggest having an idea of what you are wanting to have done! what type of session, the theme,if there is one, and what you are wanting to get out of your portrait session with me.
What Should You Wear?
I get this question more than anything, unfortunately I don't know what everyone has in their closet to be able to tell you exactly what to pick! BUT! Something I can do is aid in deciding on the perfect outfit. I have a style guide that I send to all my clients before a session to help decide on a and answer any other questions they might have before a session. I want my clients to feel comfortable and happy in front of my camera. so of course I want to make sure that my clients wear something that is going to help with that confidence because I know when I know I look good, I FEEL good! I do a few other things to help ensure all this too Pinterest is AMAZING for this especially because they've done all the hard work for us! we can just do a little searching and up pops SO many amazing ideas and gives great examples of outfits and styles that look amazing in photos! I have my own Pinterest page that I'll send my clients to have a look at. I am a natural light photographer and my goal is to capture photos with beautiful light, I absolutely DROOL over light and airy photos so I suggest when picking out your outfit to stay with in a lighter color palette, colors such as, pinks, baby blues, lilac, tan, and all things pastel are colors that make for that style I crave because lighter colors help aid in getting those beautiful photos!
What Should You Bring To Your Session?
Because I am an Arizona Photographer, and a lot of my session locations are desert themed I make sure that my clients bring water, I can't tell you how many sessions have been dreadful because we all forgot water, its hot! stay hydrated! During Sessions I am notorious moving around a lot in a location. I like to capture the beauty of a location and find the perfect light, so of course with being a little picky at a location I end up traveling a lot around a location, so because of this, if you plan to wear heels to a session bring an extra pair of shoes like flip flops or flats so you can change out and save your feet when walking from place to place. Another thing I suggest in preparing for your session is packing 1-2 extra outfits just in case of a wardrobe malfunction or we have extra time! its always better to be over prepared than under! and of course be sure to bring your smile :)
as always if you have any other questions I welcome all your questions and would love to answer anything you need!
-Jess Lauren, Xo
The Photographer behind all the gorgeous images! I wanted to be able to show case some of the other amazing photos that I don't post to my social media pages! so you can get even more of a feel for the beauty that my images hold!