Sometimes we get so inspired by photos that we see on Pinterest or Instagram, so when we do our own photo session we expect the same style/level photos. Also sometimes we underestimate the amount of preparations behind. So here i want to share some tips that will help you to reach the same result:
1. Make up. Always necessary! Why? You know that all actors are using make up for video and photo, it is because the cam taking away saturation of the image and also showing all small defects of the skin, making it worse. Good news: We are all much more beautiful in real life. Bad news: You need with a help of make up show your real beauty through the cam. Even when you see photos of models with "no make up message" - that is not true, they use the nude one.
So if you want to show any make up on the photo it should be more saturated, more bright and expressive (30% more intense). Focus on the eyes and lips.
Use moisturizing lip balm and creams every day somel days before a photo session.
If its possible use professional make up artist because they know how to apply tone when to do mat or glance.
Make test photos that you can send to photographer if you have doubts.
2. Hair. Is also very important. You know that sometimes with the best make up we are not happy if our hair dont frame us good. So test different styles, make selfie and choose the best. Dont try new style on a photosession, it is better to go with a use-proven one.
3. Clothes. If its more then 1 person use matching colours (at least one). Or it also looks fantastic when a family chooses the same print. It can be simple but matchy. Make sure you clothes are ironed and dont have piling effect (cam is so catchy it shows thing that in real life we dont pay so much attention). Try all outfits how before the photo day to have time to change if you dont like something.
4. Theme. I am fan of authentic look and photos but it is always nice to have something special on your photo that can describe you and your story. Choose 3 subjects for a photoshoot. It can be flowers (always a good idea), glass of wine, any fruit, balloons, toys or baby's booties (in case of pregnancy photosession). If you want to go ferder it always possible to make a mini picnic or bring some stuff according to photo idea.