How To Feel Comfortable in Photos During Your Photoshoot
If you’re new to the portrait session game, chances are you may feel a little bit nervous about what to expect. That’s completely natural, so don’t think you’re strange for feeling that way. In fact, we hear from our clients all the time that they’re apprehensive to get their pictures taken for all sorts of reasons, ranging from being “unphotogenic” to feeling awkward in front of the camera and beyond. To help you feel more at ease leading up to the day of your session (and during the actual photoshoot) we’ve shared some pro photographer tips below.
Chat With Your Photographer Before The Session
Sometimes simply talking through the process with your photographer can help eliminate a lot of pre-photography stress. For starters, we’ll walk you through each step of the day-of process so that you know what to expect at your photography session. Second, getting to know the person who’s going to be photographing you can help you feel much more relaxed on the day of.
Have you ever packed for a vacation and decided you were going to bring four different novels and a couple workout outfits even though you rarely read or workout? That same sort of mentality can occur when you’re prepping for a photo session as you try to reinvent who you are. Instead, relax and show up on picture day as your true self. Wear clothes you feel beautiful and comfortable in (and bring extra outfits that you also love!) Your photography session is all about capturing the essence of YOU!
Go Ahead and Glam it Up
It’s a fine line between not being true to who you are and wanting to look amazing the day of your shoot. The key to feeling amazing and comfortable on your session day is to elevate the traits you really like about yourself. If you love flowing dresses, find one that you feel incredible in. If your hair is your favorite feature, go ahead and get a blowout or spend the few hours beforehand focusing on your hairdo. The key is to do things only if you feel like it will make you feel your best and not because you feel like you “should.”
Know That We’re Pros at This Stuff
One of the reasons why people experience post-photo stress is that they might not have had the best images taken, or maybe they're only ever taken selfies, which create a distorted image of your face due to the lenses. Also, lighting and angles seriously matter. We’re pros at this stuff. We know which poses to put you in that’ll make you look and feel amazing, and we know how to position you in professional lighting to create a stunning portrait.
When you're ready to chat with us about your photo ideas, get in touch with us and we'll be glad to answer any questions and set up a time for you to tour our Medford studio!