How to Actually Relax During a Photo Session
Wonder how you can really settle in and physically (and mentally) relax while getting your photos taken? I’ve got you!
- Prep and pack beforehand: I bet if you’re like me, you feel frazzled and like you’re forgetting something if you want until the last minute to pack! When we work together, I help you create a packing list of props so that you’re all set to go. With all the prep we do, all you have to do is pack it up and bring it!
- Get your hair and makeup done: Not only does it feel great to get pampered, but you won’t be worrying about how you look when you get professional hair and makeup (you know you’ll be looking great). Bonus points, no curling iron burns or mascara mishaps at the last minute.
- Arrive a few minutes early: You might be habitually late (don’t worry, it happens to all of us sometimes). On the day of your session though, make sure to give yourself extra time so that you can get settled in! You can unpack props, calm those nerves, and get into your first outfit.
- Calm your nerves: Yes, it’s totally okay if you want 1 glass of champagne! I’m not encouraging getting drunk, believe me that wouldn’t work well, but some ladies are bashful about wanting one glass of liquid courage. Go for it, let’s celebrate you (and your courage to take photos)! Or if you prefer to get into a calm space with meditation, a walk, stretching, or anything else, do whatever you like to get into that confident and calm place. Lastly, if caffeine makes you even the least bit jittery, skip it on shoot day so that you feel more calm and collected.
Those are my tips, but I’d love to hear from you if you have any other ideas. Hope you have a successful session, and if you’re in need of a session, feel free to contact me anytime!