No matter if you're a newbie or returning client, those butterflies will always pop up! How do you release the tension and capture your authentic self?
- Rest, rest, rest.
- The night before, be sure to get enough sleep. Turn off the electronics (step away from the phone!), turn on a fan, and keep it dark! Have everything you're bringing ready and prepared. Outfits, accessories, and anything else relevant to your session.
- Get to know your photographer! Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask for advice from your photographer. I promise we aren't scary! This is one of the reasons I do a VIP group. This allows me to post things about me and my personal life as well as business so my clients can see I am a real person.
- Get in front of a mirror and practice. I know this sounds funny but move your body, see what angles you like, try out different expressions, and feel comfortable moving around!
- Be sure to have a professional hair and makeup artist. Especially if you recognize you aren't so great at it or stress about looking your best, this could make significant changes to your appearance. I personally offer this as part of my Boudoir Experience. This allows my clients to not have to worry about going to a salon for hair and then beautician for makeup prior to our shoot. This also allows more time for my clients to be pampered and relax before their shoot.
All these things will insure you will be relaxed and ready for a fun filled day of pampering and fun.