Tipsy Tuesday | How to Prep for my Photo Session

It's Tipsy Tuesday and today's tip is on feeling prepared for your photo session. While you should trust your photographer (if you've hired a professional you love) to help you to look your best, it's natural to still feel a little nervous and unprepared before your session. Here are 5 quick tips to help smash those jitters!

1. Bring an extra outfit, accessories, jewelry and easy-to-walk in shoes. Even if we don't end up using them, having options in the car is helpful in case you have a wardrobe malfunction, want to change up the feel of your photos or want to venture off the beaten path in something other than those adorable new heels you just bought.

2. Dress accordingly to the weather and/or bring warm-up gear for breaks. Warm jackets and boots, hand warmers, dry socks and a thermos with a hot beverage. If we've made a day of it, feel free to bring snacks to ward off the hangry dragon.

3. Communicate clearly with your photographer in advance if you have a specific vision in mind that you want created in your photos.

4. Create a SOS bag with chapstick, bug spray, spf, lotion, safety pins, hairspray and a comb for quick touch-ups in between in case rain or weather gets you down.

5. Hire a professional stylist and hair and makeup artist if you can! This will help immensely when it comes to choosing colors and outfits that look good on you, as well has having photo-ready hair and makeup. Professionals can help your look to look killer and last longer. 

I hope these 5 tips help you feel a little more prepared before your upcoming photo session! As always, my online door is always open if you have any questions! 

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Taleigh | Senior Portrait Session, Renton, WA

I got to photograph Taleigh's senior portraits a couple weeks ago and got to know a little bit about the beaut opposite my lens. A tee-shirt and jeans kinda girl who likes to kick it with her friends and listen to 90’s and early 2000’s r&b and hip hop music.

This smart chica is also taking college courses in her senior year of high school and loves learning about human biology. I asked Taleigh if she had plans after graduation and she said "I plan on going into a nursing program and becoming a neonatal nurse." A girl with heart and ambition is my kinda girl! 

Good luck with the rest of your senior year girl and keep chasing your dreams! You're gonna go far! 

xo

Trisha | Seattle Senior Portraits

The Class of 2018 has one incredible senior in the midst this year. Trisha has a huge heart and a soft kind personality. Trisha traveled to Seattle to meet me for her senior session. We made a super fun day of it, getting manicures, lunch and of course, a photo session! She looked gorgeous and if you keep scrollin', you'll see for yourself.

Thanks for choosing me to photograph you, Trish! Good luck throughout the rest of your senior year and as you pursue your passions.

Allison's UP Senior Session

I first photographed Allison as a baby with super curly hair and now fast forward 16+ years, I got to photograph her before she officially becomes an independent adult. TIME FLIES YA'LL!

Allison traveled up to the U.P. this summer for a quick vacation and to check out her future college stomping grounds as a Michigan Tech Husky! From North Carolina, my sweet and brilliant cousin is finishing up her senior year and moving up north next year! We can't wait to have her around! Like all of us Storm's, Allison loves the U.P.; what better place to have your senior photos taken?!