The Experience & How to Prepare...
"Because I am a documentary and lifestyle photographer, I am not limited to a studio. I use creative locations for our shoots as well as your home or any other location that is special to you in order to document moments in your life and capture images that will last a life time." - K. Malinconico
I shoot on Location & Outdoors
Because I am a documentary and lifestyle photographer, I am not limited to a studio. I use creative locations for our shoots as well as your home or any other location that is special to you in order to document moments in your life and capture images that will last a life time.
I will always send my clients a reminder list a few days before the session with helpful tips on attire and makeup as well as ask/answer any questions or concerns before the photoshoot.
In addition, when shooting a home session, I will often give advice for producing better images such as movement of furniture and/or items for a smooth look or make suggestions to the room or setup for the session. Also, please let me know ahead of time if you have pets.
What do you need to prep for a photo shoot with me...
Makeup, Attire & Tips for the Session
You have your perfect photoshoot waiting for you! So in order to have a clean look and fabulous photos, here are a few tips to consider before your session:
- Get enough sleep and drink plenty of water. This way you do not look tired or puffy eyed. Water hydrates the skin and will give you a healthy glow.
- MATTE MAKEUP!!!! 🙂 On camera, shiny makeup on skin reflects light and gives an unwanted shine on the difficult parts of our face that keep shadows- like the nose or forehead - unless you are going for a shine look (like makeup strobing techniques). If you can, it is always a stress free and very pampering experience to have your makeup done by a professional. If you cannot, simply use shine-free products on your face and keep your skin hydrated.
- Wear clothes that compliment your size. Clothes that are too tight or too big may not be flattering. What someone else has on may work for them but it may not work for you. If you have problem areas (as we all do), try not to wear clothing that will bring too much focus on those areas. For example, many of us do not like our upper arms in photos- so if this sounds like something that you go through- a spaghetti strap or tube top may not be the best choice because it will show all of your arm and make that area larger in the photo. If your problem area is the "behind", then tights or skinny jeans without a long top over this area will not flatter you as well. So my best advise is to wear something that speaks to you and flatters your body type- not something because it is trendy.
- If you are scheduled for wardrobe changes, please remember to bring those items with you- including shoes, accessories and/or the different undergarments needed. If you are changing your makeup along with your outfits, please carry that and a small mirror if needed.
Parents & Children
Depending on the time of your session, it is always a good thing to make sure that babies and children have had their naps and are well fed. We don't want baby fussy- right?
And for older kids, please make sure that they are not having their photos taken during times in the day when they get restless or cranky- like nap time or lunch time.
Make sure to bring drinks and snacks for your children during the session. Children can get hungry and easily bored. Make sure that these drinks and snacks are not "messy" so that we do not have accidents on those nice clothes of theirs.
TIP: Colored solids and timeless prints work best in photos. However, too many prints can be distracting. In addition, when dressing children- please avoid dressing them in licensed characters (like Minions or Batman, Barbie, etc.) for the session as we do not want to violate any copyright laws when we display your images afterwards.