Vianney and I met in Southern Humboldt for her senior session. There are a couple of different reasons that I love to shoot in the southern end of Humboldt County. 1. The weather is almost always nicer than it is northern Humboldt. 2. I know of many great locations, all within a small radius of one another, so you can get many different looks in one shoot! We spend some time shooting in both Redway and Garberville and I think we got some great shots! : )
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/
Wow! Is it the middle of March already? Time is flying by this year! I have some senior sessions to catch up and first up is Jose! We did this session back in November. It was a rainy Humboldt County week, so we had to postpone the shoot until later on in the week. We were originally going to do it in Eureka, but opted to do it in the Southern Humboldt area at a great location with a unique basketball court, since Jose wanted basketball incorporated into his senior photos. Did you know Parky's Pics offer a location incentive? Ask about it when inquiring for your senior pictures. : )