Are you planning to book a portrait photography session soon? Whether it’s for a family photo, a personal headshot, or just a fun experience, it’s essential to prepare in advance to get the most out of your session. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your portrait photography session.

  1. Consider what you will be wearing: The right clothing can make a big difference in the outcome of your portrait photography session. Avoid busy patterns and bright colors, as they can distract from your face. Opt for solid colors that complement your skin tone, and consider the location and theme of the shoot.
  2. Make a mood board: A mood board can help you and your photographer understand the look and feel you want to achieve with your portraits. Collect images, colors, and textures that inspire you, and use them as a reference for your session. When you book with me, I’ll often ask you to show me a couple of photos that you like, that way I can put together a mood board that ensures we are both on the same page and you get exactly what you want from the session.
  3. Plan your hair and makeup: Make sure to have your hair and makeup done in advance, and bring touch-up products with you. You want to look your best for the photos, and having your hair and makeup professionally done can make a big difference.

  4. Plan for the weather: If your portrait photography session is taking place outdoors, be sure to check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. Bring extra clothing, accessories, and props to accommodate any weather changes.

  5. Consider the location: Choose a location that is meaningful to you and reflects your personality. If you’re unsure of where to go, there are some go to photography locations around Brisbane, or I can help you select a location that suits your needs from my secret location list.

If you’re unsure, I am happy to talk through all of these things before your photography session and help you create beautiful, timeless photos that you’ll treasure for years to come. If you’re looking for a professional photographer in Brisbane to capture your portraits, consider booking MattFPhotography, a freelance photography business in Brisbane. Contact me today to book your session and create memories that will last a lifetime!