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Tips: How to get the most out of your photo session. Part I

Tips: How to get the most out of your photo session. Part I Jolene Kaneshige PhotographyPhoto sessions in Hawaii are quite an investment! How can we make the most of it?

Whether your session is for a destination wedding, surprise engagement proposal, family portraits, or individual portrait session the most important thing is to be on time! Ideally, you want to arrive 10 minutes prior to the shoot. I can’t stress how important it is to get started on time! Sometimes it takes people awhile to warm up to and feel comfortable in front of the camera. This is all completely normal! It sometimes helps to take selfies with your significant other to help with the warm up process. Be silly, make faces, and have fun!

“Getting started late in most scenarios also means the difference in getting good quality photos.”

Imagine the sun has gone down. Even though cameras have great technology, they certainly aren’t as good as the human eye. Losin
g daylight means lower quality photos which appear grainy and out of focus. Which means taking the same shot more than a few times to ensure 1 in focus photo. Also, the background behind you loses detail and is completely black. (Yey, floating heads are my favorite thing…)

What should I wear or not wear?

Always make sure you wear something you are comfortable in! If you wear something you are not then this will also be reflected and obvious in the photo. Clothing should fit well and not be baggy or too tight. What you wear should convey your message and bring your best self forward!

What about an outfit change?

For photo sessions that are at least an hour, yes absolutely! I highly recommend it, time willing. However, if we are in a location where a changing room is not readily available I recommend an outfit that looks great with different accessories such as a jacket or scarf, hats and/or sunglasses.

To be continued…

There are lots of great tips to come!  Please send me a message if you have any questions.

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