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Helpful Hints for Your Next Photo Shoot | Middle Georgia Photographer

Booking a photo shoot is always very exciting, but not everyone is totally comfortable behind the camera. An experienced photographer can help ease your nerves, but I believe that gaining a few extra tips before the big day can help you feel even more prepared!

In this article I'll be giving you some of my best advice for a smooth and successful session. Check 'em out!


For Him & Her:

  • Wear extra makeup for the camera. Using a hair and makeup artist is highly recommended.

  • Leave the watches and crazy socks at home.

  • Hats, scarves, jewelry, boots, and belts are fabulous!

  • Bring a bottle of water and snacks with you to the shoot.

  • Pack the night before and leave early to avoid any added stress.

  • Bring extra touch-up makeup.

  • Bring along multiple outfits, like Kayleigh and Trevor did for their engagement session:

or like Justin and Amanda did:


For Kids:

  • Bubbles, balloons, lollipops, and flowers entertain the little ones and look great on camera.

  • Outfits with logos or writing are not recommended since they can steal the show away from your child.

  • Bring out the inner ballerina, astronaut, princess, or fireman - costumes are fun!

  • Bare feet are never a bad idea.

  • Be sure to pack extra water, juice, or snacks to keep their energy levels up.

  • Kids are notoriously messy! Bring some extra towels or wipes to prepare.

Here's little Liam being entertained by some bubbles: