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Tips for a Summer Photoshoot

How to Prepare for Your Southern Oregon Summer Photography Session

You know we're ready for a hot summer here in Medford, full of fun photoshoots, but are you? Here are seven ways you can make sure your summer portrait session with us goes off without a hitch.

Couple's photography in Ashland | Lithia Park Engagement | Oregon Studio Group
Couple's photography in Ashland | Lithia Park Engagement | Oregon Studio Group

1. Dress appropriately

Summer means hot and humid weather, which can lead to sticky bodies. Choose breathable, lightweight fabrics that don't weigh you down. As for shoes, sweet flats or loafers are a great option.

2. Think about your hair

If you or a family member's hair reacts to humidity in a negative way, opt for a hairstyle that won't leave you feeling insecure. For example, a pretty braid or an updo is a good choice. Or you can wear a headscarf, or use a little extra product to keep frizz at bay.

3. Pack necessities

When packing your photo shoot necessities, we recommend bringing the following items: Lots of water for all, a snack for sustenance, sunscreen, and makeup for touchups.

4. Get creative with session ideas

Summer offers a host of activities that lend themselves to inspire amazing photo sessions. For example, there's the fair (funnel cake, anyone?), the circus, festivals, wine tastings, and plenty more. We'd be more than happy to shoot a really creative session with you.

5. Think about head to toe details

For example, if you're wearing flip-flops or open toed shoes, you want to have manicured feet. If it's really breezy, a hat or scarf can keep things under control.

6. Rest assured knowing we won't let you overheat

Sometimes it's hard just to walk outside when it's scorching outside, but know that we're going to have an amazing shoot. We'll spend lots of time in the shade, dive into the cool A/C when we can, and we will never push you or your family into staying longer than they can or want.

7. Incorporate props

Outdoor summer shoots are loaded with imagery as is, but we can always incorporate a few props into the mix. Vintage step stools in a field look gorgeous, as do blankets, balloons, and even visually striking treats (lollipops, ice cream, etc.).

After you've read this far, I'm sure you're ready to book your summer photoshoot! Get in touch with us and let's find the best location for your outdoor photography session in our beautiful Jackson County!

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