Looking Your BEST for Your Photoshoot

Get ready for the camera!

The perfect picture takes careful preparation. You want to be sure that you’re looking your absolute best on the day of the shoot, and that means taking absolutely everything into consideration: what you’re wearing, where the photo is being taken, what your smile looks like, and so on. Even the smallest things can make a big difference in how a photo turns out, so if you have any concerns at all, you should take steps to address them immediately. Let’s explore some of the things you can do to get ready!

Choose the right outfit

You’ll want an outfit that helps you look your best without being too noticeable or overbearing. Stay away from bright colors such as red, bright pink, or bright green; pastels are usually the best choice for lighter colors. On the other hand, darker clothing helps the rest of the body blend into the background and makes your face the most important part of the photograph. Think carefully about how you want to look in your photo, and get feedback on your outfit before making any decisions.

Find the right venue

When choosing the location for your photo shoot, you should think about the look and feel that you want to have your picture to have. If you’re thinking of a photo with a natural feel, you might want to consider a park with a lot of green grass and tall trees. For those who want a more high fashion or urban look, a busy neighborhood or downtown area will better capture the feeling you want.

Consider the time of day or time of year

The timing of the photo session is something that should be considered along with the venue. For example, if you want to have a photograph taken in a place with a lot of tall buildings that could potentially block the sun, you’ll want to have the shoot done before sunset so that there’s plenty of light. For photos being taken in an empty field, the early morning is often a good choice, as it’s generally cooler and less bright than later in the day. Again, the kind of feel that you want your photo to have should be a major factor in the decision you make.

Prepare your best smile

If you’re even a little embarrassed about how your teeth look, it can be hard to give your widest smile for the camera. As a dentist, I recommend scheduling a brief consultation to see what kind of touchups you can make before your photoshoot. One quick change that could make all the difference is teeth whitening for brightening yellowed or stained teeth. When done by a professional, whitening can be completed in less than an hour, meaning you can very easily fit your appointment in before the day of your photo session.

A great photographer!

Choosing a great photographer like Carolennys Studios is perhaps the most important thing you can do to get the ideal photo. She can give you tips for getting the results you want, and she can work with you on choosing the right venue, shoot time, and other important decisions. Find someone you can trust to take the photo of your dreams.

About the Author

Dr. Matthew Nawrocki has been practicing in Orange Park for many years now. Unlike other dentists in the area, he underwent three additional years of training to earn his prosthodontics certificate, which means he is especially skilled in using dental prosthetics to make smiles look their best. If you have questions about perfecting your smile, you can contact Dr. Nawrocki at his office by calling 904-272-1588.