The most important thing you can do to prepare for a portrait session is to make sure you come relaxed and ready to have fun. That being said, here are some tips you might consider prior to your portrait session:
If you wear glasses or contacts interchangeably, which to wear in your portrait is a matter of personal choice. However if you regularly wear glasses you should plan on wearing them for the portrait. If you see yourself in glasses every day, you may not like how you look in your portrait without them.
(***Be aware that wearing glasses in portraits can cause a number of problems, such as reflections of light on the lenses, distracting lines (bifocals/trifocals), distortion of the eyes, and other such problems. These issues can usually be addressed with proper posing and positioning of available lighting, but are sometimes unavoidable.)
When preparing for your photography session it is important to plan for your final photographic prints. Will they be gifts or perhaps a holiday card? Are these photographs for your home? If so, where will you be displaying them?
Please think about planning your prints and discuss them with me at the beginning of your session. If you share your plan for prints such as gifts, a large wall portrait, or holiday cards, I can help you maximize your session for the best results.
Thank you for choosing Sarah Gonia Photography!