We are committed to creating unique senior portraits that become lasting pieces of art for years to come. It's important to us that you take as much care into prepping for your session as we do. To help you look your best, we've compiled a list of things to avoid during your portrait session.
Forgetting to wear makeup - Makeup is essential for our senior ladies. Be sure to wear foundation that matches your natural skin tone, and experiment with different makeup looks prior to your session. Test foundation shades on your inner arm for best match results. Timber Creek now offers professional hair and makeup services as an add-on! Contact us for more info.
Getting a spray tan - We advise our seniors NOT to spray tan. In fact, for a few days prior to your session, it's a good idea to avoid getting too much sun. Your friends and family want portraits that represent how beautiful you are every day. Unnatural skin tones are very difficult to edit, and can impact the overall quality of your portrait.
Glare from eyeglasses - This can be a major hassle during a senior portrait session. There are a few ways to avoid it. If you have contacts, wear them. You can also remove the lenses from your glasses for your session (see previous blog post), or ask your optometrist if they lend out frames with the lenses removed.
Neglecting your fingernails - Chances are, your nails will be very visible during your portrait session. We recommend our senior ladies come to their session with their nails freshly polished. Our senior men should make sure their fingernails are appropriately groomed for their session as well.
Forgetting about accessories - Accessories can add so much to a senior portrait. Necklaces, rings, scarves, and hats can act as an extension of your personality, which is the most important aspect of your senior portrait. We love creating portraits that reflect how wonderful you are, inside and out. Help us by bringing these items with you on the day of your session.
Flattened/Straight Hair – Most ladies love the look of smooth straight hair. However, we ask that you not flatten it completely! Add a little bit of volume by flipping your head upside down, and rubbing your fingers on your scalp. Again, we offer hair and makeup services. Let us completely pamper you for the day!
Dental Hygiene - This is one of the most VERY important things to pay attention to for your big day. Make sure your teeth are free of food, and plaque! Today's camera technology is very sharp, and Pam is no dentist... Make sure your pearly whites are in great shape for you to show off your beautiful smile.
Stay tuned for more tips and tricks to make the most out of your senior portrait session.