Makeup and Senior Photos!

Q: What suggestions do you have for makeup for senior photos? I normally wear light foundation, eyeliner and mascara with a lip color.

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A: Of course you want to look your best for your senior photos! So how can you use makeup to do that? I always tell my seniors – do exactly what you normally do, with just a HINT of extra blush for the camera.

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This leaves you looking like YOU, and fabulously camera ready. Don’t forget some extra lip balm or blush to add that shimmer 🙂

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NOW is the time to be scheduling your senior photos with The Camera’s Eye! Contact me today so we can figure out the when and where 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Wear What You Love for Your Senior Session!

Of course, one of the most frequent questions I get from seniors at The Camera’s Eye is what to wear! You’re already bringing what you love to the session, so why not bring what you love to wear to this session? This is the best way to make you comfortable for your senior photos.
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Remember, you’re only doing your senior photos once, so do it in the clothing you love to make sure the real YOU shines through!
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This 2018 senior below loved the pattern of this shirt and the colors…but they were hidden by all the white in the shirt.  White is a standout color (ok, if we’re being technical, it’s actually the absence of color) but it draws the eye like no other! … so I simply played off that little pop of color by surrounding her IN that color   🙂  Wear what you LOVE and let me do the rest  : )

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The lovely lady below, who is from Athens High School and happens to be continuing her softball career in college, is one of the 2017 Seniors who dreaded her session.  Nearing the end, she put on a dress she and her grandmother went shopping for together.  She was in love with it and her smile reflects how she feels. Do you think someone who dreaded their senior session could strike a pose like this out of their back pocket?  Probably not… but in the right clothes and with the right mindset: Eureka!  This is a pretty dynamic picture of her!  Thank you Aubrey for letting me use this example ; )-

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There is ONE major exception to my rule (ok, if we’re being technical, the absence of a rule) and that’s fluorescent brights, which are a hot trend right now. Seniors, ever wonder why roadside construction workers wear them? That’s right, they reflect and stand out. What’s more, your skin will start to reflect this color and it’s just NOT a good look for a senior session!
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Senior Photo Sessions at The Camera’s Eye – What to Know

Of course, you’re posing and posting selfies on Facebook and Instagram – but what if you’re not sure what to expect when it comes to a custom senior session at The Camera’s Eye?

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Clothing:

For starters, bring a variety of outfit choices.

If you’ve just vacationed at the beach (I’m jealous!) and you have tanlines, bring some options that won’t show those or wait for some fading. The same applies if you’re at a sports event or tournament – those are classic places to accidentally get sunburned.  Retouching is always free at The Camera’s Eye, but this type costs extra.

Solid colors are usually the way to go, as they’re less distracting than heavy patterns. However, so many seniors have unique clothing that defines who they are. If you have something to say, by all means, say it! – but be “tastefully awesome.” Bring a range of colors – we have a lot of locations with different color themes.

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To make changing and deciding what to wear even easier, think about a few interchangeable clothing pieces that can lead to a whole new outfit. Throw on a scarf, slip on a skirt, change the shoes, and voila!

Wear something that you can move around in. You’re not going to be sitting there primly waiting for the flash bulb to explode – there are tons of locations and pose options, and you need to be able to bend, climb and move around comfortably.

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Additionally, wear clothing that covers you in all the right places. Something that’s a little tight or only just the right length might not fit so well once you’re in a fun pose.

Ladies: Your undergarments might be “under,” but that doesn’t mean they’re invisible. Bring bra options that can hide under your trendy shirt style, and remember that anything black underneath a light colored shirt is likely going to show up in your photos.

Guys: Think about socks and shoes if you’re switching from formal pants to shorts.

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Grooming:

Girls:  It can definitely be worth it go to a salon, but make sure that the style is still truly you! Sure, you were stunning at prom – but is that how you always have your hair? If you love to color your hair, do it a week beforehand or so to make sure it comes out the way you like!

Guys:  Similarly, don’t get a new haircut just before your session.  Those first few days after a cut don’t always look like you. Also, make sure you’re freshly shaved!

Extras, extras!

I’m game to chat about ANY props you might want in your photos. Sports equipment, instruments, books, animals – bring it all!

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Glasses often create glare, so think about not wearing them for this shoot. I once had a senior who insisted on wearing glasses… asked for one shot at the end without them. The next time I saw him, he was all about contacts –he’d just never seen himself without glasses before our senior session! All’s to say – who knows how your life will change after a senior session at The Camera’s Eye!
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? – CALL OR contact us via email, Facebook, or Twitter. I use Pinterest as a source of inspiration for my photography sessions, so you can check out my Senior Session Style Ideas and Senior Portrait boards as well!