How to prep for your shoot with KB Digital Designs. This goes for any kind of shoot: engagement, maternity, family or headshots.  Photo shoots are so much fun and a way to really show off your personality and relationship with the ones you love most!  Typically photos are done once a year so make it a big deal!  Get dolled up, prep your kids (or husbands 😉 ), think of fun ideas and let’s have a blast!

Coordinate

Choose outfits that coordinate with one another but aren’t matchy matchy. An easy tip for doing this is to pick 2-3 colors and work off that. Find something that is a good representation of you. Pick colors you like and styles you love. Comfort is the most important part; if ya feel good, ya look good. Most importantly, enjoy this time together. 2014-12-18_00022015-04-15_0002

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Layer & Accessorize

Layering and accessorizing can be used as a cheat tool which can help you to coordinate as well! Hats, bracelets, necklaces, scarves, belts, watches and headbands are great options to show style and personality. Vests, ties, cardigans, jackets or a sweater are good layering. Wear some color/patterns.  Solid darker shades are always flattering; while white and black can leave photos looking generic and very plain. Including some vibrancy in the mix. Avoid crazy patterns, plaid/stripes/polka dots/floral is the best way to go.  Accessorizing is another way to bring color through. Using a bold cardigan, scarf or belt can add that color pop if you prefer plain white or black attire.

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Hair & Makeup

Pamper yourself!  Feel beautiful for photos!  Get a manicure, curl your hair, wear a little extra makeup and lip color/shine!  Even consider getting your hair and makeup done.  You can even try to schedule your wedding day trial makeup that day!  I would style your hair how you normally wear it, same goes for your makeup with just a tad bit more mascara and eyeliner.2014-12-18_0003

Plan something fun

Going to a location or adding props that hold meaning to you as a couple/family makes your  shoot that much better. Did you guys meet at a cool coffee shop? Do you have any favorite activities or love sports? Like to go fishing as a family? Settings like this and bringing props will allow you to interact more naturally. The feelings and memories associated with that spot can have a huge impact on your shoot. The possibilities are endless. I’ve had previous couples bring lassos, horseshoes and even props for a picnic scene. Personalizing your shoot is my favorite part; I encourage you to look within yourself and find things that reflect you as a couple. Even items that are important to you, like a car/motorcycle and feel free to include grandparents and family dogs are always welcome!

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