choosing a photographer (the value of the little things)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 10:06AM
TJ GETZ in methodology

They say clothes makes the man. And regardless of how you feel about it, it still holds true that clothing choice is an important part of every photography session. Much of our life is probably lived in "compartments" when it comes to clothes. We have our work clothes, our play clothes, our "out to dinner clothes", even our swim clothes, etc... And within that framework, most of the time we are looking for comfort.

We'll you're in luck, we're all about comfort, play and creativity here at getzcreative. We strive to show the best you in every photography session we do. And so in that spirit, we'd like to throw an idea out there for you to think about.

If you're going to spend money on a professional photography session, take time to plan. Talk to your photographer about the session. Don't feel pressured to come up with what you need on your own. A good photographer can help you look the best, not by just deciding which angle to shoot you, but also by helping you on grooming decisions; the little things.

There is more than camera technique, shooting style and photoshop that makes a good picture extordinary. Whether you believe it or not, you are a big key in how the photo will turn out, and taking note of those "subtle elements" such as grooming, makeup, and clothing choice, will all fit together to form a cohesive and beautiful you for your photography session.

In today's "digital age" we have gotten sloppy, thinking it can be fixed in photoshop or "that's the photographers problem", however, the photography process is still a team effort. It takes everyone bringing a 110% to the shoot to create a truly wonderful session.

So ladies, next time you spend some dollars on a photography session, groom those eyebrows, make sure your nails (both finger and toes) are ready to be photographed. Ask your photographer about makeup or even consider hiring a professional makeup artist (we love ours, and it makes a big difference!). Also, ask your photographer about clothing options. And don't just choose that "safe" button up shirt, kakhi pants, and well ironed skirt or capris. Make the shoot memorable. Have fun for those few hours, being the best version of yourself, and even delving into a little bit of fantasy, creating a well designed you.

Remember, the little things matter. And if you take the time to make them important before each photo session, the benefits will not only be quite visible, but you'll possibly see yourself in a way you've never seen yourself before!

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