Photography: Jennifer Boris Photography | Venue: Detroit Institute of Arts
One of my photoshoot must-haves is booking a makeup appointment. It is the one thing that relaxes me and even London loves coming along. My makeup artist, Nita was absolutely amazing- she has a wonderful eye for color and detail, moves through the appointment in a fun, calm, and cool manner and made me feel absolutely flawless and fabulous. She is truly an artist- a perfectionist with the ability to make each and every one of her clients feel like the best version of themselves.
Another piece of advice is to always book a photographer that you’re comfortable with. After being referred by a few friends, I was excited to schedule our mother-daughter holiday photo shoot with Jennifer Boris Photography. Jen and I clicked right away; She was warm, inviting, patient and had this power of instantly melting my stress away. London loved being silly in front of her camera and Jen couldn’t have captured the moments between us anymore perfectly.
I am so much more relaxed on the day of the shoot when I have everyone’s outfits and accessories planned the night before. London loves to play dress up and enjoys when we embellish her outfits with accessories that are a little over-the-top. One of our favorite go-to sites for London’s outfits is Rainey’s Closet, a rental spot for baby clothing, tutus, and accessories where each piece inspires a little magic.
8. GIVE IT TIME
Always plan to stay a while when taking family photos and give direction for interactive posing. Some examples are, “Look at baby sister! She’s flying like an airplane,” “Walk and hold hands,” “Give mommy kisses,” and “Daddy, lift baby in the air!” Include movement like walking, twirling and dancing in your photos.