I’m going to let you all in on a secret today… the average person doesn’t love having their photo taken and the idea of a photoshoot can be daunting. The good news is I’m here to help! When we work together I’ll be your biggest hype girl and coach you through it all so you’ll feel comfortable in front of the camera and leave with photos you can treasure for years to come. Whether you’re doing a maternity shoot, family session, engagement shoot, or wedding portraits, here are my top three tips for a successful shoot:
1. Plan your outfits ahead of time: Planning what you’re going to wear is a very important aspect of your photos because it helps you to look like you want to look in the photos. It also helps you to feel more comfortable in front of the camera and shows in your smiles, body language, and overall attitude. Planning your outfits ahead of time will also give you time to pick up any pieces you may need and make sure you’re not settling for something you don’t feel confident in!
2. Ask your photographer questions: If you are having a session with me, then don’t forget that we will all be working together as a team to create the best possible images for you! Do not hesitate to ask me any questions you may have! Your photos are an investment and if you want to make the most out of them, use me as a resource! I can offer insight into so many things from outfit selection, location ideas, etc. I strive to educate my clients on my process, but asking questions allows you to get an even better idea of what to expect during the shoot so you can relax and enjoy the experience.
3. HAVE FUN. This is my most important rule! The best way to have a successful photo session is to have fun. Most people go into a shoot thinking about how they want the final images to look, or what “kind” of pictures they want to get. But when you’re having fun and relaxed, the photos will come naturally. Like I said before, I’ll be your biggest hype girl during your session to make sure you’re feeling at ease and having fun, but you have to be up for it!
So there you have it– my three tips for a successful photo session! Follow along on my instagram @llynwaldrop_photog for more tips and tricks!
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- connie j.
If you are looking for a photographer that has a great personality, experienced with attention to detail, and is fun to work with, then Lyn is your person! She arrived on time and immediately began to work. She was great at directing everyone on how to pose and had great patience dealing with my chaotic family! She took numerous photos and she was able to send me sneak peaks in less than 24 hours!"
"We loved the photos and we're glad we chose Lyn as our photographer!
- ALLISON C.
When planning a wedding it is so scary to hire vendors and have all the trust in them that they will do a good job and from the second I met Lyn Waldrop I knew she would have my best interest in mind!"
"Lyn also did an amazing job at capturing our real emotions which I am so grateful for!
- KAITLYN B.
She was great at communicating so I wasn’t stressed about how I should dress, and when and where to go. I’m not very comfortable in front of a camera but I’d do another shoot with her any day! She had tons of poses and a plan of what we were doing so I was at ease knowing these pictures would look beautiful."
“Lyn was SO energetic and made the experience so much more fun