Lifestyle & Branding Session Guide

Your session is just around the corner! Here is everything you’ll need to know to make sure it is a smashing success. 

Tips and Tricks´╗┐

Arrive on time and plan ahead for traffic and parking.

Dress comfortably, a monochrome dress or neutral outfit does the trick. Bring two extra outfit changes, we might not use them but it is best to have them. Have a carry-on stocked with your must haves, clothing, makeup, hair brush and props.

Sessions will include portraits, close ups, full body ambiance shots, action shots and details.

Bring water and comfy shoes for walking. You can expect the session to last 1-2 hours. Have a friend or family member come to the session for being your assistant. It is not mandatory, but trust me, it will make your life easier.

What to wear

We want you to be the star of the show so I recommend wearing neutral or light colored clothing with no large logos or patterns.

Be the best version of yourself. Rather than playing dress up, wear the clothes that make you feel confident and empowered. Make sure your outfit is flawless, clean and wrinkle free.

I recommend heels because they help with your posture, your body language changes as soon as your step on a pair of fabulous heels. However, make sure you “own” them, choose a pair that looks great and feels great.
 
Try to find something that you will be comfortable in and have a backup option that you love as well. Textures like lace and knit photograph great and you can plan to dress casually. A flowy dress, jeans and a t-shirt, whatever you feel most comfortable in, go for it! Remember to bring your make up bag so you can retouch if necessary, a small comb and plenty of wet wipes.

The key for a successful session is being comfortable. Clothes should fit properly, we don’t want a bra strap popping or an unflattering silhouette. Have a quick wardrobe check before the session. Manicure hands for close up photos. Wear light make up. Style your hair.

If you are unsure of what to wear, email me a few photos of your outfits and I am happy to help narrow choices.

If you think you could benefit from professional help for styling your session, here are my recommended choices:

Wardrobe Stylist Dayana Espinal. Dayana works in the film industry and has ample experience designing the perfect look. She knows what looks great on camera and she will make sure you look like a million bucks.

Makeup Artist Danielle Henry. Dani has worked with countless celebrities and entrepreneurs alike. She knows how to accent your features and make you look your best.

I’m lucky to know and have worked with many different talented professionals. From florist to set designers, stationary and prop vendors, just ask me and I’ll be happy to guide you in the right direction.

Click here for some style inspo

During the session, remember to relax and have fun! These are very low stress, laid-back photos, and I will guide you through simple poses and prompts the entire time.

The pro tip is to practice your poses in front of the mirror. Know your angles. Pay attention to hand placement, legs, body and face angles.

Great photos are the result of honest moments. Be present and engaged.

After the session

Within 7-14 days, you will receive your full digital gallery. Be sure to download these photos and have a backup if possible.

 See you soon!

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