I would say I've got the car selfie thing down haha, but as of lately I have needed photos of just me for a few projects I've been working on. And since my husband would rather do just about anything else other than take pictures of me (no but for reals I don't know how those fashion bloggers do it) I decided to go with a pro, Brooke Aliceon. I love her beautiful, outdoor, natural style and I couldn't be happier with how the pictures she took turned out. Plus we had a blast and she was cracking me up. Win win when taking pictures.
Getting pictures taken can be pretty nerveracking whatever the occasion may be. I mean.... you want to love them right?! So here are a few tips when looking for and booking a photographer:
- Determine the style you are going for. This is the most important part because it will reflect how you are portrayed. Are you going for total glam and edgy, or are you going for a more natural candid look? There are dozens of others styles you just have to figure it out in the very beginning. After you have determined a style you can begin to narrow down a photographer.
- Once you have found a photographer that matches you style, stalk them a little bit (the nice kind of stalking of course) on social media. Check out their Facebook page, Instagram account, and website to make sure the vibe you are going for matches the vibe the photographer is putting out there. Every photographer has their own individual style and by checking out their past work you can get a pretty good idea of what exactly that is.
- Make sure your personalities mesh. This is also very important because getting pictures taken is already pretty stressful...What to wear? Will my kids be little a-holes? Will my husband be in a good mood? Why did I get this zit this morning? Ha! Those are just some of the things that go through my mind, and you want to make sure your photographer is going to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The last thing you want when you are already more than likely stressed is a photographer who irritates you. Right?! Plus the more at ease you feel, the better and more natural your pictures will look.
- And lastly when it comes down to the actual picture day, remember to relax, have fun and go with the flow!
And those are my tips that I have found to be quite handy over the last couple of years!