Now that you’ve booked your senior photo session, you may be wondering what to do next. Maybe you’re even feeling a little bit nervous. That’s okay! It’s completely normal to have some pre-photoshoot jitters. Professional photographers know that most clients haven’t had prior modeling practice, so we are prepared to help you feel confident and bring out your best for your portraits. However, there are a few key steps that you can take beforehand to help you look and feel amazing during your senior photo session.
Pamper Yourself at the Spa Before a Senior Photo Session
Treating yourself to a day at the spa is the perfect way to feel relaxed, beautiful, and totally ready for a photoshoot. One of the best things you can do before a senior photo session is to renew your skin with a facial treatment. Services such as dermaplaning, facial masks, or HydraFacials are commonly offered at the spa and can cleanse, moisturize, and tone your skin. Although makeup is still important for flattering photos, a facial guarantees that you’re starting with naturally glowing skin. While at the spa, you can also get your eyebrows, waxing, and nails done. Check out the latest nail trends, or pick a color that complements your senior photo outfit. Either way, you can never go wrong with a good mani-pedi.
When scheduling your spa day, make sure to remember these tips for the best results:
- Book your facial for a week before the photoshoot. This allows time for any initial redness to fade and ensures your skin is at its best.
- Consider a gentler HydraFacial alternative to the classic dermaplaning option.
- Hydrate your skin with a moisturizer after receiving a facial treatment, as well as leading up to the senior photo session.
Rejuvenate Your Hair
Of course, you also want your hair to look its best in your senior portraits. If it’s been a while since your last salon visit, this would be a good time to get a fresh trim or color. While it’s not a great idea to risk a whole new color or haircut right before your photos, you should definitely make sure your current color is bright, your roots are touched-up, and everything is neatly trimmed. Also, take some time to think about hairstyles and accessories. Which styles flatter your face shape? Are there any hair accessories that would match your outfit? Don’t worry too much about styling on the day of your shoot, though.
With Monette Wagner Photography, you’ll have access to a professional hair and makeup stylist right before your senior photo session.
Rest and Hydrate
It’s essential to stay hydrated and well-rested in the weeks before your senior photography session. By drinking plenty of water, you can ensure that your skin and hair are vibrant and healthy, instead of looking dull or dry. Generally, it is recommended to drink between 9-13 cups of water each day. In addition to hydrating, you should make sure that you’re getting a full night’s sleep every night. Dark circles, bags under the eyes, and big yawns are all things that you probably don’t want in your senior photos. Plus, most people tend to feel happier and more confident after a good night’s sleep. Prioritizing your beauty sleep is a fantastic way to prepare for your upcoming photoshoot.
Ready to Book Your Senior Photo Session?
Senior photos are truly all about you, from the experience to the portraits. So why not pamper yourself at the spa, treat yourself at the salon, and indulge in some luxurious beauty sleep? The best senior portrait photographers will ensure you have gorgeous photos either way, but these are all great ways to prepare your mind and body for a successful photoshoot.
Monette is one of the best photographers in Indianapolis specializing in photographing high school seniors. Serving Indianapolis, Carmel, Greenwood, Franklin, Zionsville, Fishers, Noblesville, Plainfield, Avon, Brownsburg, Westfield, Danville, Bargersville, and all surrounding areas.