Based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, I love to photographing on the beaches of 30A. One of my favorite locations for family sessions is at Blue Mountain Beach. When families book their sessions with us, we always have a pre-consultation so we can be sure we have all the details for your portrait needs. Being prepared for your session helps relieve stress and makes for a fun adventure for your 30A photo session. Here are 6 ways to look fantastic in photos.
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What to Wear: Navy Blue and Khaki are a perfect option for family beach photos. Mis it up with long skirts, shorts, pants, long and short sleeve. Click play to see how amaaizng this color combination can be.
Wondering how to look fabulous in your next photo session? From school yearbooks to friends’ weddings, we’ve all been in front of camera at some point or another and if you’ve recently looked at a photo with disdain then this post’s for you. If you know that you’re going to have a lens pointed in your direction in the near future, below are six simple ways to get better results for your 30A Beach Photo Sessions.
Get to Know Your Face. This applies to professional photoshoots as well as every day photos. Take time getting to know your face, how to smile naturally and which side or angle of your face you like better.
Fabulous Makeup. You want more than your everyday look, but don’t overdo it. Keep away from mineral powders as they will reflect the sun and sand and cause shine. I would highly suggest leaving make up to a makeup artist when it come to professional portraits like family, senior, maternity, and engagement photos.
Facing the camera. Your photographer will help you when it comes to posing for photos but in general you shouldn’t be facing the camera head on. Positioning your body at an angle always makes for better photos.
Controlling your chin. Photos where your neck is elongated and your chin is pushed slightly forward will lift your face and give it a more angular look. You might want to practice this beforehand in order to get used to it.
Pick your outfit carefully. Put some thought into what you’ll wear to your shoot. Send images to your photographer and make sure it will work for the location and poses you are planning. Stick with solid colors to avoid too much distraction. You should also pay attention to the fit and shape of your outfit. Make sure it compliments you and that you feel comfortable.
Use lighting to your advantage. This is where we are different from most!! I am a MASTER photographer and use off camera light to expose skin for the background sunset lighting. Lighting can mean the difference between that wow factor and disappointment. Avoid standing directly under a light as this will create weird shadows on your face. This is something we will help you out with because we are experts so take our advice when we suggest a specific time for photos. If shooting outdoors, the best light will be 15-20 minues before & after sunset. Unless it’s an overcast day, we will always try to get you in full shade so that the lighting isn’t dappled or causing weird shadows on your face.
As much as the above tips will help you during your professional photoshoot, always remember to have fun and relax as this will do wonders for your photos.
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