I shot Becca’s senior photos a couple of years ago, so I was super stoked when Ginger asked me to shoot Baileys senior photos. Becca was getting ready to fly the nest and move to Texas so Mama wanted some photos with just the two sisters. They traveled down to Southern Humboldt to one of my favorite places to shoot which has the amazing combinatio of gorgeous golden light and an amazing view. The night didn’t dissapoint and we got some beautiful images.
These images are from Kylee’s mini session we did at our Senior Rep Meet and Greet in June. We all met at the Benbow KOA park, where all of the girls got their hair and make up done. There were some beautiful little spots around the park that had some great lighting! Kylee is a senior at South Fork High School where she cheers for football, plays basketball and softball. This was just her mini session. She has a full session in October, which I can’t wait for! Is it really almost October? This year has flown by at the speed of light!
There are so many elements that go into senior portraits. Outfit choices, location choices, props to bring. Another element is how to do your make up for your session.
Your Senior photos are used for a TON of announcements and prints, so having your makeup right is a must! Here is your guide to make sure they are perfect:
Keep it natural
You want to look like YOU! This is not the time to go buy hundreds of dollars in new makeup to try for the day. You never know how your skin will react to something new. In general, stick to matte colors that aren’t too dark or sparkly.
Wear blush and lipstick
This is especially important if you aren’t used to wearing a lot of makeup, because It’s very easy to look washed out on camera. Add some peachy blush to the apple of your cheeks, light pink or nude lipstick, and an extra coat of mascara! This will make your eyes pop!
Pro Tip: Do a trial run before the portrait day! Do your makeup, try on a couple outfits, go outside and have someone snap a photo with a flash and without the flash. This won’t perfectly replicate what your photographer can do, but then you’ll be able to make sure everything looks how you want it to!
Avoid products with SPF
Sunscreen products very easily wash you out, It’s best to just leave those products out for the day. The last thing we want is for you to have a Ghostface!
Eye primer, foundation primer, the whole 9! Especially if you don’t have smooth skin to begin with from acne or scarring, this will make your skin appear more smooth and fresh.
Don’t be afraid to hire a makeup artist! Make yourself a pinterest board of senior photos and makeup you like, so they can work with your photographer to get you the look you want!
Professional hair and make up services are offered in our top package, so there is no extra hassle for you!
When you follow these simple makeup do’s and don’ts during your senior photo shoot, you are guaranteed to have photos that you will always LOVE. Are you ready to book your senior portrait session? If so click here. https://www.parkyspics.com/seniors/