So you’ve booked your portrait session and you’re super excited about your session. Yay! You’re finally going to get some amazing portraits. And then the nerves set in a little. Maybe you should have waited until you lost weight or had more money or had finished decluttering or… there’s always a reason not to, isn’t there?
Well, fear not. I’m going to share five ways you can prepare for your session which will hopefully leave you feeling more relaxed and confident about what’s about to happen!!!
Make a list of questions to ask your photographer, don’t be shy! Or better yet, send that list of questions in an email. Get all the information you need to feel prepared and secure about the process. Many photographers send clients an information packet after booking that answers frequently asked questions. If yours doesn’t, have a look at their blog, facebook page or twitter and then ASK your questions!
Schedule your session with care. Pick a time of day when everyone is rested and well fed, and there’s nothing else to rush off to. That way everyone can relax and focus on enjoying each other instead of watching the clock! If your shoot involves styling or props, make sure you have time enough to get everything together without feeling rushed.
Focus on what you can control – make sure everyone involved knows what to expect, has an outfit picked out and that you’ve talked about what you want to do with the images. Bring as much or as little as you like to the session, whatever works. You could bring toys, props and clothing options or simply come in whatever you’re wearing.
You’ve done your research, reviewed the portfolio and chosen to fork over your hard earned cash to this person. Trust that your photographer will capture images that delight you.
Don’t worry, keep breathing. We’ll make amazing portraits. You and yours just have a good time together and really take the opportunity to enjoy each other, and let your photographer work her magic!
Hope that helps. If you’ve got any questions, give me a shout!