Ready to feel confident and relaxed during your next photo session? Whether the thought of a photo session gets you excited or makes you cringe, there are some things you can do in preparation for your session that can help you relax and enjoy the experience.
You want to capture your best self, preserve your most memorable moments and life experiences, you need to feel relaxed so you can enjoy your day.
Read on for some tips to help you shake some of the photo day jitters!
When it comes to deciding what to wear, stick to the basics! Your next photo session is not the best time to try out different styles you don’t usually wear. There are plenty of guidelines for colors and styles that photograph well, BUT above all else, choose clothes that you feel great in. Your self-confidence will shine through in your portraits!
Accessories are a great way to show off your personality without being too distracting. Avoid branded clothing adorned with logos, writing, and illustrations or busy patterns and stripes. You want people to notice you, not your outfit! If you are a trendsetter, embrace your style and remember to be realistic about where and how long you would like to use your new portraits.
When it comes to hair and makeup, you want to look yourself and feel your best! Consider splurging on professional hair & makeup, so you know you are camera ready. That can go a long way toward feeling confident and that confidence will impact how you look in and feel about your new photos.
Don’t plan to pose. Sometimes, a posed photo works well – but capturing the most genuine personalities does not require stiff poses or even looking directly at the camera! Be yourself and enjoy what you’re doing versus thinking about having your photo taken.
Love yourself as you are. What are you scared of most when taking pictures?
Is it a double chin, awkward hands or quirky face? Try not to focus on your insecurities and instead think about something that makes you happy. Mention these to your photographer, so she can pose you to your flattering best. Did you know that we can take 10 pounds off just by using the light well and proper posing?
Focus on something that makes you happy and your photos will be great!
Award winning and International photographer Brenda Jankowski of brenPhotography has been making women feel beautiful in front of the camera for over 15 years. Specializing in personal branding and contemporary fashion magazine inspired women’s portraiture, she describes herself as an artist and a storyteller, while allowing women to feel unapologetically beautiful in business or personal portraits. (photos-Laura Weinberg – Cheryl – Donna Sorrento – Kelly – Deena)
Brenda Jankowski – https://www.brenphotography.com