6 advices for your photos with a professional photographer.

From clothing to posing, here is 6 tips for your pictures with a professional photographer.

1. Have fun!

More fun you will have, more the pictures will look genuine.

The purpose of a photo session is to get great pictures, it is also a good time with your loved ones. You can talk to each other, laugh, run, play, fool around. I guaranty that 99% of the greatest pictures will be the ones where you had fun.

If you have solo photo session, talk to the photographer, dance around, this is a moment for yourself.

2. Think positive.

It can be difficult to feel at ease during the first photos, you might start to think negatively and loose your confidence. Breathe, don't panic and follow your photographer instructions. You can ask some advices, communication is key. 🔑

Giving yourself a pep talk before your photos can really help to boost your confidence in front of the camera.

3. Trust your photographer.

Trust yourself and the photographer. If there is something looking wrong, the photographer will kindly tell you. The goal is to create the best images possible for you. The photographer have your best interest at heart.

She will guide you into posing, you don't need to be a model to get great pictures!

Always tell your photographer if something is wrong, you should feel relaxed and happy during your photo session.

4. Be yourself.

Your pictures should represent YOU, just the way you are. Don't feel like you need to act or be someone you are not, be yourself! If you are silly, be silly. No photographer will ever judge you. So don't be scared to put yourself out there. ✨

5. What to wear?

You will feel most confident wearing your favorite look. It can be a piece of clothing, a hairstyle or makeup. Wear what you are most confident and comfortable in.

Check with your photographer if there is a theme for your pictures and therefore a specific outfit needed.

You can also plan a few outfits for the photo session.

Neutral colors and denim usually photograph very well (white, light blue, cream, powder pink, beige, browns, etc...). The focus should be on you, not your clothes! Avoid small geometric patterns and florescent colors, it can create a weird effect on the photos.

If you have a family or a couple photo session, color coordinating your outfits is a really great way to get beautiful and cohesive pictures.

You can learn more about how to dress for a photo session in Lapland here ; https://www.lefevremarionphotography.com/post/how-to-dress-for-a-photoshoot-in-lapland

6. Photos with children.

It is difficult for children to keep focus during the entire photo session. Best way to have relaxed parents and laughing kids is to play and interact with the children.

Creating small games or activities is the key to success for your family photo session!

If a kid is in a bad mood, we can take a brake, the photographer is here for you and won't go anywhere.

I hope those few tips will be useful, see you soon for an awesome photo session! 😃