The Photo Session Experience

5 Steps To Make Your Session Amazing

 

All Seniors are a little (or a lot) nervous before their photo shoot, and unless you are a model and do this all the time…it’s completely normal to be nervous.

If you are considering Beck Photo for your High School Senior Portraits, then you are most likely a fan of natural and relaxed posing:)

Here are a few things  I do to ensure that you get exactly that, and more importantly, that you love your portraits!

Step One: The Consultation

The Consultation is scheduled for two weeks before your session, it takes about 2o minutes and  can be either in the studio or over the phone. This is where I can start to learn about your personality, I will ask you some questions to learn about your likes and dislikes, and begin to customize your session. This is also the time  for me to answer any questions you may have about your session.

Step Two: Outfits

One week before your session, please text me pics of the 3-4 outfits you will be bringing. This allows me to finish customizing your session and choose backgrounds and locations. Having all of this information beforehand lets me spend more time on you at your photo session and that equals relaxed, amazing images!

Step Three: Photo Shoot Day

To lower your stress before your shoot, please use the checklist provided in your welcome kit to make sure you don’t forget anything. Most forgotten things include:  correct undergarments, tanks, shoes and accessories(ugggh).  Although once you are at the studio, we like to keep everything positive!  If something is forgotten, it’s a sure sign that you weren’t meant to be photographed in it, and we move on!

Step Four: Posing

Once your makeup is done, and you are changed into your first outfit, we are ready to start! Kevin and I are both very “Chill” (just ask our 14 yr old son)… so we will do everything we can to make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable. I  pay attention to your  body language (the way you move naturally) so that I can start directing you. I use “flow posing” which is simply starting with one pose and moving around and changing things up slightly to get multiple images to choose from. This keeps you moving so you don’t get stiff.  The more relaxed and happy you look and feel, the more that you will love your images.

Step Five: That’s a Wrap!

After about 2 hours of shooting, and 3-4 outfits, I have usually tired you out and we will call it a “Wrap”.  The responses from most seniors are: “That was fun” I want to do it again! Or my other favorite is “that was easy, I don’t know why I was nervous”:)

Hope this helps …

See You On Set!

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