You know we're ready for a hot summer, but are you? Here are seven ways you can make sure your summer #portrait session goes off without a hitch.
1. Dress appropriately. Summer means hot and humid weather, which can lead to sticky bodies. Choose #breathable, lightweight fabrics that don't weigh you down. As for shoes, sweet #flats or #loafers are a great option.
2. Think about your #hair. If you or a family member's hair reacts to humidity in a negative way, opt for a #hairstyle that won't leave you feeling insecure. For example, a pretty #braid or an #updo is a good choice. Or you can wear a headscarf, or use a little extra product to keep frizz at bay.
3.Pack necessities. When packing your photo shoot necessities, I recommend bringing the following items: Lots of #water for all, a #snack for sustenance, #sunscreen, #umbrella for shade, water mister, #makeup touchup.
4. Get #creative with session ideas. Summer offers a host of activities that lend themselves to amazing #photo sessions. For example, there's the #fair (elephant ear, anyone?), the #circus, #festivals, and plenty more. I'd be more than happy to shoot a really creative session with you. (I even have a bucket list if you need some ideas!)
5. Think about head to toe #details. For example, if you're wearing flip-flops or open toed shoes, you want to have manicured feet. If it's really breezy, a hat or scarf can keep things under control.
6. Rest assured knowing I won't let you overheat. Sometimes it's hard just to walk outside when it's scorching outside, but know that we're going to have an amazing shoot. We'll spend lots of time in the shade, dive into the cool A/C when we can, and I will never push your #family into staying longer than they can or want.
7. Incorporate #props. Outdoor summer shoots are loaded with imagery as is, but we can always incorporate a few props into the mix. #Vintage step stools in a field look gorgeous, as do blankets, #balloons, and even visually striking #treats (lollipops, ice cream, etc.).