HOW TO PREPARE FOR A PORTRAIT PHOTOSHOOT?

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A PORTRAIT PHOTOSHOOT?

Nails? Hair? Tan? Pedicure? Moisturise? Shave vs wax? What to wear? Rent or borrow or buy fabulous outfits? Shoes or no shoes? OMG so many questions!

When you need a professional “headshot” or portrait for you newest book cover, new job or website or even for your loved one’s desk, it is so important to have a discovery call with your photographer before the session. Why? A professional portrait photographer will help set you at ease about the session, and and help you feel and look relaxed since that photo will set the impression you want to make on the world.   The best way to get the right image, is for your photographer to get to know you first!

Talking on the phone or even in person begins the relationship with your photographer and it does make a difference. It’s important to prepare the photographer by having a thorough conversation with her/him about why you want the photo, how it will be used, and what audience it will target.You don’t want it to be a blind date when you go to the portrait studio! You want familiarity so you can relax and be yourself without being self-conscious.

A professional photographer will discuss hair and make up tips as well and what kinds of clothing to bring to make you look the best.  All of these important items must be discussed with your photographer ahead of time.   And even though there are generic tips to follow, like don't get a haircut the day before, and iron or press your clothes, your photographer will customize recommendations based on what your photos should tell, what story we are capturing.

To know more about portrait photography, you can visit our website at www.champagne.photo or contact us at vicky@champagne.photo

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