Family pics are precious memories, but can be surprisingly difficult. Especially with weather factors and squirming babies, human or otherwise;) Sharing just a few LM tips for getting beautiful effortless shots that your family will love to look back on for years to come<3
- Know your angles:) Don’t feel like every shot needs to be a big “say cheese” moment…just do what feels more organic to you.
2. Wear a bit more makeup than you normally would. Especially eye liner, mascara, brow and lip color. I almost always wear a rich black liner on the top lash line for any professional photos, as it thickens up the top lash line which helps to define the eyes. Mascara primer is a must here and it’s worth the extra step. I added a touch of color to my brows with a pencil and then defined them with my everyday brow gel, as brows frame the face. For lips one to two levels more color than you think you need is a good rule…I almost never wear gloss alone and opt instead for lipstick even for a more natural look.
3. Wear neutral colors and lean towards more classic styles, and styles that are more signature to you. Black and white both photograph beautifully, and give a nice clean aesthetic. I have always loved dresses, ruffles, and feminine details so that’s what I usually choose. Whatever your signature is, go with that as opposed to a new trend that you may look back on in a year and not be as into;)
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I hope these tips help to take a bit of stress out of this sweet tradition and help you to get photos you actually want to share and look back on. Remember this is supposed to be fun!
Photo credit and thanks to Tracy Hougham Photography for capturing these<3
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