If you’ve read our “5 Ways to Prepare for your Photography Session” you’ll already know what you can do to make everything run smoothly in advance. But what can you do on the day of your session? Here are our top 5 tips for things you can do on the day of your photo shoot.
By everything we mean every shoe, top, toy and teddy you think you may want or need on the day. It may seem excessive, but there’s nothing worse than wishing you’d picked something up from home. If we have it, we have the choice to use it or not. This is particularly important if young children or babies are attending the session. A few of their favourite toys and an extra feed can make all the difference to their session.
On the day of your session be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get yourself, and anyone else ready. Leave the house 5 -10 minutes before you think you need to, just in case of traffic. Rushing around can cause a few unwanted physical reactions. Arriving at your session hot, stressed and not feeling yourself doesn’t give us the best starting point for photographs.
We’ve been photographing families, couples and weddings for years. We know what we’re doing! On the day of your session we’ll have plenty of time to capture everything we need, including time for outfit changes, extra feeds or snacks, and taking a little break. The more relaxed everyone is, the more natural the final images will be.
Most people have a ‘camera smile’ (us included). While this is perfect for a short while, during the session we’ll be chatting and doing our best to get your natural smile too. Your natural smile lights up your whole face and allows us to capture authentic photographs – don’t fight it!
This may be the bottom of the list, but it is super important. Do not come to your session hungry, no matter what time of the day it is. Skipping meals before a session can leave you feeling lethargic and spaced out. If it’s between mealtimes, grab a piece of fruit before you leave the house. We always have a few sweet snacks which can give a sugar boost, but they won’t fill you up like a meal will.
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