Senior Photo with Bike
When it comes to getting photos taken many of us can feel a bit anxious or self-conscious. The fact is, everyone has the ability to be photogenic and there are a few simple steps that you can take, to ensure that you truly shine for your senior photos.
1) Wear Your Favorite Clothes
It’s important to choose a flattering outfit for your photos but it’s equally important to find something that you feel comfortable in. As long as they are appropriate and not too revealing, your favorite clothes are the best representation of who you really are. For your upper half, try to avoid colors that are close to your skin tone because they can make you appear washed out. Rather than wearing patterns, solid colors are ideal to prevent the attention being drawn away from your face.
2) Have a Good Foundation for Your Makeup
After cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face, it’s important to use a foundation that matches closely to your skin color. If you have blemishes, apply a concealer first and blend it evenly. Always apply your makeup in natural light and don’t stop at your face – blend right down to your neck to eliminate makeup lines. Finish with a powder and instead of using blush use a bronzer on your cheekbones. Be subtle, you don’t want to look like a clown!
3) Don’t Go Crazy with the Eye Shadow
A natural look is always the best option for eye shadow when you’re having your photo taken. Neutral colors work best, as bright or even dark colors can make the eyes appear smaller. Remember the eyes are the windows to the soul – you want them to stand out. Eyelashes are a great way to enhance your eyes so apply a few coats of a good mascara or even use false eyelashes. If you do go for the false ones keep them reasonably natural looking, the caterpillar look isn’t very appealing. You can also jump into the changing rooms and add or change the eye shadow for the outfit. Start simple.
4) Get Plenty of Beauty Sleep
In terms of looking good sleep is essential, they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing. Try to go to bed earlier and get a solid 7-9 hours’ sleep for at least a few days before your photos, to prevent dark circles and bags under your eyes.
5) Don’t Use Any New Skin Care Products
There is nothing worse than having irritated skin or even a complete breakout before having your photos taken. Don’t try any new skin care products or even makeup in the lead up to your photo shoot. Stick with the safe ones that you’ve used before, that you know won’t have any reactions with your skin.
6) Relax – We are Pros!
Last but not least – RELAX. We at Jones Image Design are the experts when it comes to photography and making you look your best for your Senior Photos. Natural poses are best so let go of any inhibitions, have some fun and let your true character shine through!
See you soon,