7 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW BEFORE A PHOTO SHOOT | Kim Kelley Photography

7 THINGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW BEFORE A PHOTO SHOOT



I’ve updated my list of the most common mistakes I believe women make when preparing for a photo shoot…or when preparing to even consider the possibility of a photo shoot. Wherever you may be in the process, this is for you…. xoxo

  1. MOST WOMEN ARE AFRAID THAT THEY WON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEIR BODIES

So just go ahead and cut yourself some slack on this one because unless you are a professional model or dancer, you are not going to know what to do with your body. This is the photographer’s job. She/he should know how to coach you through body movements, poses and facial expressions. You will be amazed by how easy it actually is when someone with experience is guiding you through the process.

2. MOST WOMEN BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THEM IF THEY ARE CRAZY NERVOUS BEFORE THEIR PHOTO SHOOT

Well, let me tell you that 99% of the women I photograph are definitely crazy nervous before their photo shoot. In fact, I might be a little concerned if they weren’t! It’s a pretty big deal to get in front of a camera. And honestly, those butterflies are just an indication of how important this is to you. But rest assured, those nerves will dissipate super quickly and will be replaced by a feeling of complete awesome-ness!

3. SOME WOMEN FEEL LIKE THEY NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE THEIR PHOTO SHOOT

Curves are beautiful! However, if this is a concern of yours, then this is where an experienced photographer will step in and lead the way. She/he should know how to make you look your very best through the use of lighting, posing and wardrobe. After all, the ultimate goal here is to show you how amazingly beautiful you are right now, just as you are.

4. MOST WOMEN HAVE A NASTY LITTLE HABIT OF COMPARING THEMSELVES TO OTHER WOMEN

Imagery is powerful. It can transform the way we see the world, but more importantly, the way we see ourselves. Unfortunately, women are incredibly hard on themselves and to make matters worse, most of the imagery on social media and TV is radically altered. We all know this but continue to compare. It’s pure madness.

Here’s the truth, ladies: celebrating that you are THE ONE AND ONLY YOU is liberating. There is freedom in surrendering and accepting yourself as you are right now. I get it, I really do.

5. A LOT OF WOMEN TEND TO STRESS THEMSELVES OUT OVER WHAT TO WEAR

It is definitely the photographer’s responsibility to help you prepare your wardrobe. I believe that a photo session is a creative collaboration between the artist and the client. There must be a meaningful conversation well before the day of the shoot that addresses your vision for your final images as well as any concerns you may have. Wardrobe planning should be fun and creative! I want you to enjoy thinking about and shopping for outfits, not stressing over it!

6. SOME WOMEN DON’T USE THEIR PHOTO SHOOT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TREAT THEMSELVES

There are so many ways that women can take advantage of this special occasion from a fresh haircut and color, a manicure & pedicure, a massage, a full blown spa day, a shopping trip to a date night with your partner/girlfriends the evening after your session (because you will look fabulous). I mean really, how often will you be planning a photo shoot for yourself? By all means, live it up!

7. MOST WOMEN FEEL GUILTY ABOUT SPENDING MONEY ON THEMSELVES

As a working mother of 2 girls I get it. I really do. That’s why I’ve tried to make this kind of investment in yourself ah-mazing by providing an unforgettable experience that includes a full day dedicated to just you, images that show you what an absolute Goddess you actually are and a major dose of self confidence; one that you will not only take with you, but re-live every time you look at your images. These pieces of the Beauty/Boudoir Photography experience are priceless. Period.

Still need a little nudge to splurge on yourself for once? I got you…so check this out: I offer flexible and affordable payment plans. Boom! Done!

Choosing a photographer is an important decision and I hope that reading through this has given you some insight into making an educated choice. Have questions or want to book your own session? Let’s chat about it. Not quite ready? No biggie. Go ahead and head over here to get a taste of the process…..see you soon! 🙂

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