Ah Summer time, a great setting for some fun photos of you and your loved ones in the great outdoors. Like any season there are some suggestions to keep in mind when going out for a session.
1. Wear sunscreen. If you are going to be out in the sun for a long period of time, especially with children, sunscreen is a must. It can however also make your skin look quite shiny. If possible apply makeup that has built-in sunscreen otherwise apply some powered concealer to spots that look especially oily.
2. You will ‘glow’. Unless it's a cool day, you're probably going to sweat. Bring along some tissues for dabbing and your concealer powder for touch ups.
3. Bugs. A portrait setting in the woods can be romantic and beautiful, and it could also mean swatting away flies and mosquitos. Ugh. So apply or bring a little bug repellent just in case.
4. Water. I can guarantee that posing for portraits can be a bit of a workout. Trust me on this one, but if you schedule a summer session, you may get over heated. Make sure you bring lots of water and drink up often.
5. Makeup. To stay looking fresh with that sun kissed look, avoid over doing your r makeup application. In this case less is best. (of course do some trial runs before your session day)
6. Clothing is not optional. Make sure that what you wear to your session is thought out, you want to be comfortable. Don’t’ wear anything that is to constricting, or too warm. Choose clothing that is comfortable and fits your body shape. A quick chat with your photographer may give you some ideas as well with styling.
7. Choose your time of day. I am sure you have seen those beautiful back lit summer portraits that make you swoon. Images like that are well thought out with the time of day, so plan your shoot early in the morning or just before the sun sets.