Posted on July 4, 2014
Have you ever left the house feeling perfect, and as if your makeup was just right…then take a picture with a friend and you think you look like you didn’t even try this morning? It happens to all of us at some point!
Makeup for a session is completely different from the makeup you would use everyday, this is mostly due to the 25% rule. The camera “eats” approximately 25% of your makeup, no matter how nice or expensive the camera is, or how great the lighting is. This concept applies to both video, and still imagery. If you were to talk to a newscaster face to face, she would probably look like a clown, but once on the screen…her eyes pop, she has the perfect amount of eyeshadow, you get the picture…
The most important thing to remember is to FORGET Photoshop!!! These are tips to make your session natural, great straight out of the camera, and how to highlight your beautiful self.
Baby, where we’re going, we don’t need Photoshop! Or…at least only a little 😉
When I’m taking your photograph, I’m attempting to capture “the real you.” Be your beautiful self!! Nobody wants a photo of themselves where they look like a completely different person. If you are pale, like me, embrace your beauty! Porcelain skin will look more natural, and more beautiful, than a spray tan gone wrong, 100% of the time. And your friendly neighborhood photographer isn’t going to let your look anything but beautiful. Trust your photographer to bring out your natural beauty! You look awesome just the way you are 🙂
Makeup Tips for your Session
All of these are to be taken with a grain of salt. Not everyone wants to look like a supermodel for their session. You should take these tips and customize them for what works for you. These are TIPS not rules. Use them to optimize the chances of having the perfect session, straight out of the camera, no photoshop required.
Be your beautiful self, and I’ll capture it accordingly!!
Posted on July 4, 2014
There are countless Pinterest boards with tips on what to wear for your photo session. Feel free to look up anything with “Photo session style tips” or “coordinating outfits for your photo session”
My main tips are as follows
For more inspiration, check out Pinterest for ideas, but a perfect example is Amelia and Valencia!!
Amelia couldn’t have picked out the more perfect session style for these two.
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They followed all the rules and absolutely rocked their session!! Notice that they coordinate, but aren’t “matchy,” and used neutral tones. The cream colors warm their skin tones and make details pop. Notice how they pop from the background, but blend with their surroundings at the same time? Amelia’s belt accentuates her profile and serves as a statement piece, and her necklace is perfection. They nailed it. Case closed. 🙂
Of course, the most important rule of all, is to wear what makes you comfortable, wear what makes you happy. If you love your outfit, and feel beautiful; then, rules aside, that’s the most important thing of all.
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