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Tips for your upcoming shoot!

Senior Portraits

August 11, 2016 ,
Photo courtesy of De la Teja Studio

Summer is my craziest season, full of weddings and bridal trials and the mass keeping up with the constant amount of e-mails and text messages from all the brides (seriously in need of a secretary!). Additionally, my schedule fills up with appointments for senior portrait shoots… and honestly, they are my most favorite type of clients!

Photo courtesy of De La Teja Studio

Photo courtesy of De La Teja Studio

Entering senior year is a pivotal time in our lives, and something we can all relate to. I love meeting the girls who are getting their makeup done – they’re so optimistic and excited about their futures. I love hearing about their upcoming plans (as much as they’re sick of people asking) and they are always so enthusiastic about the looks that I apply. Here are a few tips for those with an upcoming senior portrait shoot!

Photo courtesy of De La Teja Studios

Photo courtesy of De La Teja Studio

 

  1. Keep it natural, but be realistic.

I can count on one hand the number of times someone has told me to “cake it on” when it comes to makeup. Of course you want natural looking skin and we can achieve that. However, if I’m working on someone that has acne-prone skin or a lot of breakouts, we’re going to need to go a little heavier coverage to even you out. If you’re concerned about texture in the skin, most photographers are able to smooth that out in post-production.

Photos courtesy of De la Teja Studio

 

2. Don’t be afraid of a little color.

Makeup in photos, especially in outdoor/natural light, can often wash out your complexion. Don’t be afraid of blush or lip color; without them, your face will most likely look blank and flat. Cheek color especially adds dimension while lip color balances your look. Lip color doesn’t have to be bold,  but it should be a little stronger than the natural pigment of your lips.

Photo courtesy of De La Teja Studio

Photo courtesy of De La Teja Studio

3. Eyeliner is your friend.

Most of the girls I have in my chair rarely wear eye liner but I always recommend it for photos. I get it if you don’t want a complex eye with multiple shadows and false lashes, but nothing makes your eyes pop or appear bigger like a little liner does.

Photo courtesy of Danae Herrmann Photography

Photo courtesy of Danae Herrmann Photography

 

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