WHAT TO WEAR GUIDE JACARANDA FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT
Tips for preparing for your family photoshoot
So you’ve booked your session. YAY!!! Next step, figure out the attire. A photoshoot is a wonderful opportunity to capture some of the most special moments and milestones in your life, whether it’s an engagement, a maternity photoshoot or your life together as a family. With the right planning, your session will go smoothly, be a lot of fun, and result in photos that you can treasure forever!
Location: We will meet on the corner of Farrel & Mackenzie street in Brooklyn.
PLEASE leave your valuables at home (like handbags and wallets)! As we are shooting in the street and we want to stay safe and the only thing you should be taking out of your car is the car keys. Please also empty all your pockets before leaving home/getting out of the car so I don’t see anything in your pocket as it’s not great for photos. You welcome to bring a hat etc for a few photos which is always also fun 🙂
Please be aware there might be bees! They love the blossoms and normally if they are there, they are more on the grass where the blossoms has fallen. Please bring medication if you are allergic!
Always put cream on your body on the day of the shoot, as this will make your skin look glowing and youthful in the photos. Make sure that you trim nails neatly and clean everyone’s nails thoroughly the night before to remove any chipped or damaged nail polish. If you have acrylic or gel nails and they are growing out, try to book an appointment to fill them a day or two before your photoshoot so they look their best, especially in close-up photos.
Please remember to shave a few days/the day before the shoot as depending on what you wear, I can see your legs and underarms and we don’t want any unwanted hairs to show 🙂
Don’t pick. A pimple is very easy to cover with makeup, but scabs, wounds and flaky patches are trickier. As soon as possible, stop picking at your skin.
Wax eyebrows. If you decide to have your eyebrows waxed or threaded, be sure to schedule the appointment for at least a few days before your photoshoot. Otherwise, an eyebrow trim/touch up at home could be done a day or two before the shoot.
Touch up your roots. If you dye your hair, touching up your regrowth three days before your photoshoot is ideal.
Photoshoots are a fantastic opportunity to capture everyone looking their best, so pay attention to clothing, hair styling and makeup on the day of the shoot. Try to keep a consistent look regarding clothing (this is very important for family or couples photoshoots) without matching exactly but still having the same color coordination. Dresses and skirts are a great choice for moms and girls.Inspiration for your photoshoot:
If you’d like some inspiration on picking the right outfit for your photoshoot, here are a few links to help you plan your outfits and see some examples of different types of color coordination:
So there you have it. My little “Handbook to not feeling like you are going to lose your mind” when trying to plan family photo outfits. If you have any other questions about preparing for your photoshoot, please let me know as I’m here to help every step of the way! Can’t wait for your session 🙂
Some ideas of what previous clients wore to their shoot: