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How to Prepare for a Summer Photo Session

You know we're ready for a hot Summer here in Missoula, but are you? Here are seven ways you can make sure your Summer portrait session goes off without a hitch.

  • Dress appropriately. Summer means hot and humid weather, which can lead to sticky bodies. Choose breathable, lightweight fabrics that don't weigh you down. As for shoes, sweet flats or daring heels are a great option.

  • Think about your hair. If you or a family member's hair reacts to humidity in a negative way, opt for a hairstyle that won't leave you feeling insecure. For example, a pretty side braid or an updo is a good choice. Or you can wear a cute headband, hat, or use a little extra product to keep frizz at bay.

  • Pack necessities. When packing your photo shoot necessities, Infinite Photography recommend bringing the following items: water bottle, a snack for sustenance, sunscreen, umbrella for shade, and a handy blanket.

  • Get creative with session ideas. Summer offers a host of activities that lend themselves to amazing photo sessions. For example, there's the fair (elephant ear, anyone?), the circus, festivals, and plenty more. I would be more than happy to shoot a really creative session with you.

  • Think about head-to-toe details. For example, if you are wearing flip flops or open toed shoes, you want to have manicured feet. Infinite Photography also highly recommend getting your manicures done and brows groomed or wax :). Also simply click here for our makeup services link for more details on our beauty services. If you need help on salon recommendations in Missoula or a simple little brow tweezing. I can definitely help you in this area!

  • If it is really breezy, a hat or scarf can keep things under control.

  • Rest assured knowing I won't let you overheat. Sometimes it's hard just to walk outside when it's scorching out, but know that we're going to have an amazing shoot. We will spend a lot of time in the shade, or as us photographers call it, "open shade."

  • Incorporate props. Outdoor summer shoots are loaded with imagery as is, but we can always incorporate a few props in the mix. Vintage step stools in a field look gorgeous, as do blankets, balloons, and even visually striking treats (lollipops, ice cream, etc.).

Just remember that Infinite Photography is a luxe boutique photography experience and each session is customized for you! We will discuss details and prep during your consultation prior to your session.



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