Makeup and Brings for our shoot

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What to wear and what to bring:

If we've already booked, here are the deets on how to style yourself for our shoot. I love the natural bohemian look, some makeup but not too much, just enough to enhance your eyes and lips for the camera, but still have an earthy style. Please don't hesitate to ask me about anything at any time before our shoot, I am more than happy to chat about anything and an looking forward to getting to know you! 


MAKEUP:  just wear basic makeup, with a "natural" look, curled lashes with mascara are most important. Eyeliner - brown pencil eyeliner (OR loose pigment eyeliner you put on with a brush) is awesome, just no liquid liner please. Eyeshadow is good if its in browns and matte natural colors (no glitter or shimmer). 
As far as skin makeup~ however you normally wear it will be good: you can either do a clean face without makeup or just spot touch up where needed, or you can wear foundation, whatever you feel works best for you. If you use foundation, try and use powder finish so there is no shine.
Lips~ Something a shade or two darker than your natural lip color is good, also a wine type shade can be nice. Feel free to bring a few lipsticks with you too.

NAILS: natural un-painted nails for both fingers and toes (unless its a nude color that goes with everything). 

Clothing and Undergarments: Try and wear skin colored underwear that doesn't show lines if you wear leggings, if you have it. For bra, its ok to wear something with padding or shaping if you want, as long as it has a natural look. 
And also if you have a few clothing basics like black tank top, black, grey, and/or brown leggings, those would be great to bring too

Hair ~ the ideal is for hair to look as natural as possible, wavy if possible is great! bed head is okay as long as it has volume. If your hair is very straight, it would be wonderful to add some slight waves with a curler or braiding your hair wet before bed the night before. If there is any question, error on the side of really natural looking, like you just woke up like this!

Piercings ~ if you have a septum ring (either real or faux) please bring it. If you have other facial piercings, please ask me in advance which ones to leave in for the shoot.

Shoes ~ Please bring any boho or earthy type shoes and boots you might have. Brown and black are good, sandals or boots. 3 to 5 pairs is good, or whatever you have. 

Jewelry ~ please bring any boho style jewelry you have. mainly necklaces rings and bracelets. Generally, I will have a lot of jewelry but it always nice when you bring something different!

ETC: If you have any eclectic things that could be used as props ~ crystals, flow toys, a pretty blanket, big nerdy glasses, flower hair clips, lantern, hula-hoop, banjo, old film camera, retro sunglasses, hair wreath/crown, hiking stick, dreamcatcher, buffalo skull, wide brimmed hat, etc anything that might be fun like that, please bring those and we can assess if we can use them. It's really fun to get creative with these!

PRACTICE: Please come to the shoot with a few inspo photos for poses you’d like to try out and that inspire you. I generally ask that you check out poses from: and for laid back, casual, easy vibe poses, but I also encourage you to bring extra ideas from other places as well!


I'm looking forward to meeting and working with you! Feel free to use the form below to ask me anything :)

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