Hello Beauties! Preparing for your senior session is so exciting, but it can be a little overwhelming too. I am passionate about what I do and I absolutely LOVE helping my girls prepare for their senior sessions. This blog post can apply to ANY senior who is preparing for their senior portraits, and not just my girls ;).
2 weeks before your session
-If you haven't already start getting your outfits picked out and prepared. I insist my girls send me snaps of each outfit a few days before so I can choose the right location for EACH outfit.
-Make sure you are getting plenty of water and watching what you eat (avoiding greasy foods, too much sugar, caffeine, ext. ESP for my girls who feel they bloat easily. I know I am one!).
-Try to avoid getting sunburnt (more about tanning below). USE SUNSCREEN.
1 week prior to your session
-Continue drinking water and avoiding greasy foods, too much sugar, and caffeine
-Snap a picture of each outfit and send it over to you photographer.
-This is a great time to trim your hair. I recommend that my girls have a fresh trim before their senior session. It helps the hair hold a curl better and it just looks healthier and shinier.
-If you choose to get any facials or skin treatments now is a good time to do so. If your skin has a reaction or gets red easily this will give it plenty of time to adjust.
2 days before your session
-Wax eye brows no later than 48 hours before your session to avoid redness/irritation
-get your lash fill in (if you have extensions!)
-Up the water intake! and continue to avoid greasy foods, too much sugar, and caffeine (you can do it!).
-If you spray tan now is the perfect time for a spray tan! I wouldn't go too dark so it will look natural in your portraits. Also, don't feel like you have to fake tan before your senior session. Sometimes natural IS best <3
-Iron each item of clothing and place neatly on a hanger.
-Confirm with your photographer if he/she has not yet done so.
The night before
-Keep drinking that water!
-Try and get plenty of sleep
-Make sure you pack appropriate undergarments for your outfits (preferably nude)
-pack some water and light snacks for your shoot
-Lastly, savor each minute! Likely the next milestone in your life will be college graduation and your next photographic milestone will be your wedding <3