Lilly Anne Photographer Maternity

Session Guide

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BOOKING YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION WITH US!

We will work closely with you on your ideas, expectations and will make sure your vision becomes a reality

THE STUDIO EXPERIENCE

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PORTRAITS

Scheduling a mani-pedi treatment a day or two in advance is a GOOD IDEA. Soft natural, neutral, pastel colors always look great especially for the close-up shots of hands a belly. 

 

 

A FEW THINGS TO AVOID

  • I recommend avoiding strong fake/spray tanning, excessive bronzers, and shimmers., unless you have great experience with spray tan in the past. Often uneven skin tones from fake tans an appear more orange in camera. 

  • Try not to wear tight underwear on the day of your session or your comfort during the hair & make up session.

  • We recommend to arrive at your photoshoot in loose clothing to prevent body marks and feel comfortable during the Hair & makeup process. 

  • IF YOU PREFER TO COME IN READY, or prefer to work with your own glam team,  avoid too much makeup, dark eyeshadows,  and highlighting on skin. Keep it more natural and clean, soft glam, dewy look. Dramatic lashes can look great in beauty portraits, however, we use different angles and shadows, thus we recommend a more natural look. 

  • The day of the photo shoot is a perfect day to plan a dinner or lunch with your partner or friends, you will look and feel fabulous.

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  • When you arrive at the studio our makeup artist will start with your hair and makeup. We want you to love your images, and if you prefer any adjustments at all, please be sure to let the artist know. We are very open to any suggestions.

  • Plan to arrive for your session with clean and DRY hair, ready to be styled, and a moisturized face. We recommend washing the hair the night before, to ensure that your hair styling lasts longer.

  • We recommend natural soft waves and natural soft makeup with even skin tones, accented eyes, and cheekbones. False lashes are provided by our makeup artist. 

  • Once your makeup is ready and your hair is styled, we will begin the session. We will guide you through every step and pose.

  • Throughout the session, I will show previews of the captured images in the back of my camera or iPad. If you would like SPECIFIC changes, please let us know, OUR GOAL IS THAT YOU LOVE YOUR IMAGES.

  • After the session, we will email you the best proofs from your session, and you will select your favorite ones ( number of images is based on the session option chosen). 

  • YOU WILL RECEIVE THE IMAGES 3-5 WEEKS AFTER THE SESSION.

WHAT TO BRING FOR YOUR PORTRAITS

We have an extensive collection of gowns, dresses, bodysuits, and accessories. They are all available to you to choose from during your session. 

 

PLEASE PLAN TO BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOU TO YOUR SESSION:

  • Bras: simple strapless bra (skin tone or nude). Target and Amazon have many great options. 

  • Lace bra & panties set, if that is a part of any of your looks or if you plan to wear one of our sheer dresses where the undergarments show.

  • Plain underwear (skin tone and black).

  • Jeans: if you plan a denim look bring a pair non-maternity jeans, they will be left unbuttoned. 

  • Bodysuits: if you prefer to bring your own (we have bodysuits available in our studio)

  • Statement pieces: jewelry, leather jackets, hats, if that is part of your desired looks.

  • Hats are also available in our studio wardrobe.

PREPARE YOUR PARTNER FOR YOUR PORTRAITS

If your partner is joining your for the portrait session, you can  prepare a few of the following items, depending on the looks you had planned:

  • Jeans (simple dark or light, or white)

  • White buttoned shirt

  • Black, white t-shirt ( casual look)

  • If you plan a glam look, a suit will look great

  • Shoes to match

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU! 
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE