How To Prepare For Your Portrait Sitting

Fashion Model Test

In the fashion industry, it is essential to have a strong portfolio to showcase your potential to the modeling agencies or advertising agencies. To prepare for your session, make sure that you are bring different colors and styles of clothing. Avoid tight clothes that tend to leave marks on your skin. Wearing large or loose clothes will make it easier for you to change after having the makeup done.  Clean, even and healthy skin can really make a difference for a photoshoot. You want to have the best skin on the photoshoot day.  Sleep at least eight hours per night a week prior to a shoot. Smooth lips will make your images look 10x better, TRUST ME! Post production cannot save your dry and chapped lips.

Body hair and Eyebrows should also be waxed (or "reshaped") one to two days before the shoot. If you hate doing your own makeup and hair styling, we have many makeup artists in our studio building to help you get the PERFECT LOOK!

Senior Portrait

To prepare for your session, try to give the baby a good long feeding just before leaving home.  That will get them good and sleepy!  We mostly work with newborns when they are naked or just in a diaper.  If you have sentimental outfits, blankets or objects however, please bring them!  We want to make these photos as special as we can!

Parents and siblings should expect to be in a few of the photos.  Please stay away from logos or patterns when choosing your outfit.  I find that plain, white, black or gray clothing works the best.  I also recommend that you bring a t-shirt or something to change into just in case your baby pees on you during the session.  It happens.  And please know that if your baby pees or poops on me or anything in my studio, it is no big deal!!  I get peed on at least once a day, and everything in the studio (including myself) is washable!

Family Portrait

For all other Family sessions, choose clothing that is simple.  Stay away from anything with logos or patterns.  And remember, well-fed, well-rested kids are happy kids!  I have prizes, toys, stickers and bubbles set aside for shameless bribing and rewarding, but you may want to bring some snacks.

If you have any other questions regarding how best to prepare for your session, please do not hesitate to call or send me an email!

If you need a little style inspiration, please visit my Pinterest inspiration boards on what to wear to a studio shoot and on location.

I can be reached at (206) 841-2260 or at sandra@sandracoan.com.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Sandra

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