These are today's tips for your photography session!

Today we will go over 3 things; your makeup, your clothes, & getting ready!

#1: Your Makeup

Always apply your makeup in natural light! Just as the kind of light you take a photograph in will make a difference to the final result, so will the kind of light you apply your makeup in.

Applying your makeup in a room that’s full of plenty of natural light will give you a really good view of what you’re doing across your whole face, as opposed to using an overhead or table-top light which can cast shadows on certain parts of your face. This will help you to notice any areas where makeup needs to be blended in, and blemishes that you may want to add concealer to.

To ensure you have plenty of natural light shining on your face, find a large, bright window and face towards it as you apply your make-up.

If you need or want your makeup done, we would highly recommend Esthetized by Nadia LLC! Head over to her Facebook page to see examples of her work.

#2: Your Clothes

Have your clothing chosen way in advance and make sure that your outfit choices are comfortable and attractive. What do your dream family photos look like? If they are soft and elegant? Chose neutral colors with soft, flowing fabrics…. think creams, very soft pastels, oatmeal's, light browns, tans, grays, and slate blues. Want to showcase the fun and spunky side of your family? Choose coordinating colors (but not matchy, matchy) with bold accent colors, such as hues of gray with yellow or bright pink accents. Adding fun accessories like scarves, headbands, hats, etc. can add a modern twist and sassy flair to your images.

#3: Getting Ready

Moms are often rushing around before a photo shoot, making sure that their family is dressed and ready. I always encourage mothers to have their hair and makeup professionally done, we recommend Nadia and her link is above! This will prepare mom for her pictures and when mom is feeling pretty and confident, this will reflect on the rest of the family as well. Leave plenty of time for showers, baths, dressing, and grooming. When a family shows up to a family photo session rushed and disorganized, it sets the tone for a rushed and disorganized session. Give yourself extra time so that you are ready before it’s time to head out that door.