must haves for maximum impact
This if you haven't already gathered applies mostly to the ladies. And of course the ladies looking to create a special image for themselves or a significant other. There are just a couple of things that you should have with you just in case the need arises. As always if you're shooting with me there will be some accessories available like vintage jewelry and furs but not all items will be in the studio or brought to the shooting site.
The most important thing to bring if you forget everything else is a pair of black heels that fit you just right and are in good condition. Make sure you feel amazing in them. They don't need to be Louboutin, but they should be in good condition and simple in design. Either matte leather or suede.
If you cannot walk in 6" heels or you feel uncomfortable in that heel height opt for a smaller or even kitten heel. If you're uncomfortable it will show through in your final images. You're not a professional model, but I want you to look like one! And confidence really is key in doing just that. I already know you are going to look amazing in your final images I just don't want anyone to break an ankle while trying to accomplish that!
Platforms are also great for ladies not familiar with stilettos. Look for a larger heel that will add more stability and allow for you to be a little more confident on your stilts!
Hopefully you've also booked a make-up artist for our shoot together, as this really does help the final image. Professional make-up is designed for photographing in the harsh strobes. The colors will stay true once applied and stay on during the length of shooting. If you've opted to do your own make-up my number one tip is Wispies.
Several companies make this style false eyelash. Kim Kardashian wears 3 pairs at a time to get her signature look. You can pick them up at Target, Wal-Mart, or Sally Beauty supply for about $5. Just don't forget the lash glue!
Lastly if you're shooting a sexy image for your partner in crime (life) then I recommend something lace. Lace is always sexy, and revealing with giving you just a touch of mystery and coverage. Keep things classic in style and avoid loud colors like hot pink with trim. While these sets are likely super cute on the rack, I don't want to photograph the set, I want to capture the essence of you. Don't be overpowered by the lingerie itself. Make sure you try the set on, and practice some posing in the bathroom mirror. This will help you get a little confidence boost and get into the mood for our photo shoot together. I'll do my best to make you look as glamorous as you are but getting into the right frame of mind helps too! Tell yourself you're beautiful and it will shine through in everything you do. Smile and let the world know you're a confident and amazing person.
If you leave your positive and confident attitude at home, everything else won't matter. Be sure to bring your confidence for the best final images! I can't wait to capture your beautiful moment!
Saint Paul based photographer offering Headshot and creative portraiture focusing on Commercial needs.
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Elle Halls is a member of the American Photographic Artists
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