Preparing for a Portrait Session:
I have heard some people say, "Don't wear white"
This is not necessarily true. It all depends on your complexion, the lighting used, background and where is the white. If you are a bride or having photos done for a Christening, you can't help but wear white.
~ Wear something appropriate.
If summer, summer clothes
If you are tense, uncomfortable nervous, this will reflect
and show in your pictures. Take a deep breath, blow
out slowly. Literally shake it off.
Shake your shoulders. Laugh, giggle, think of a joke.
(hopefully your photographer will work with you on this)
Posture is very important. It projects your attitude,
and improves your appearance including making you look
slimmer, self confident and sexier
~ Straight on facing the camera like a DMV photo is not
Turn one should slightly away from the camera and then
turn your face toward the camera. This gives a slimming
and very flattering effect.
Occationally, straigh on head shots can work for a special
~ Especially for women. Tilt your head slightly This gives a more
relaxed and impromptude appearance and very flattering
for the ladies.
~ Chin down.
Unless the photographer is higher than you. Many people
feel they need to lift their chin to the air. This gives a
strained and haughty look to the subject. Chin down eyes
up makes your eyes look larger. Listen to your
photographer and remember, to minimumize your
movements. When they tell you to look up, move just a
little, they will tell you if you need to move more.
If the photographer is above you, lifting your chin is great and
helps deminish double chins.
~ Turn your back to the camera and look over your shoulder.