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Pre-session Prep

  • Drink lots of water the week before your photos. Your skin will thank you.

  • If you are cutting or dying your hair, do so a week before your shoot.

  • Find some poses or photos that move you, and shoot them over to me. Instagram is an awesome place to find inspo. We won’t copy any poses or shots, but it gives me a good idea of exactly what you’re looking for.

  • If you're bringing your pup to your session, bring someone to handle your fur baby while we shoot just the two of you. Make sure the pup(s) are well-exercised and exhausted before the shoot.

  • Have a date night a couple days before the shoot to do face masks, hair masks, and a heavy dose of self-care.

  • If you have naturally oily skin, bring oil blotting paper or a light powder to mattify your complexion.

  • Avoid sunburn and heavy drinking a few days before your session.

  • Practice cuddling and kissing before your session. If you're super shy, maybe bring some liquid courage to the shoot.

Okay now ladies,

  • Be sure your nails are painted or completely free of  polish.

  • Apply your eye makeup a little heavier than usual. You still want to look natural, but the camera needs a little extra pop. 

  • This may be a good time to trial your wedding hair and makeup.

  • Clean your ring, so it is extra sparkly for its close up.

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And fellas

  • Shape up your facial hair. This is the perfect opportunity to stop by the barber's a day or two before the shoot.

  • Clean and trim your nails

  • Do your best to stick to a skincare regimen leading up to your shoot. Don’t forget to moisturize!

What in the hell do I wear?

Okay, so this part can be super overwhelming for a lot of people. It can feel like that one scene in The Grinch where he tries on everything and eventually ends up going with the suspenders/shorts combo. I’m thinking we probably won’t land on the yodel look, but we’ll get you in something that you look super hot in and that you’re comfortable in.

Sometimes my couples go out shopping for new digs to dress up in for their photos. IF you want to do that, go ahead. There is nothing wrong with (and sometimes it’s best) if you pull things from your closet that you’re most comfortable in. I want you to feel like yourselves. If you’re always wearing band tees and ripped jeans, then wear it to your session. Be comfortable and be you.

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So to start,

Bring options. I’ll help you guys choose outfits that really coordinate with your setting. Don’t bring your whole closet though. Normally people bring 3 or 4 pairs of bottoms and 4 or 5 tops. You can also bring dresses, accessories, and Jackets.