I’ve been modelling bridal gowns since I was about 16yrs old. Next week will mark my 1000th? wedding. 😉 With this coming up, I thought I’d share some things that I do the night before to get camera ready.
For myself, I stay away from eating anything too salty the day/night before. I also avoid alcohol and I drink water all day long. I give myself a full body scrub with organic coconut oil and sugar. I scrub my face and lips with the multivitamin scrub by Dermalogica and moisturize a few times during the day.
For the kids, they don’t really need any prepping… they’re perfect. 🙂 I do however take us all on a walk before bedtime. I always find the fresh air helps everyone sleep better.
If the kids are involved in the photoshoot, I try to plan the shoot first thing in the morning. I always find everyone is in the best mood at this time. That or after dinner. I know thats a weird time to set up a shoot but in the summer it works great with the lighting and the kids have extra energy.
I always packs snacks and drinks for the kids and if I can I typically book with the same photographer they are used to. The kids have gotten to know Siona from hutchingsandco.ca and we do our shoots in 20 mins because they are so comfortable with her.
If its an indoor shoot, playing little games with them or showing them parts of the backdrop some times helps and I find outdoor locations are awesome because they want to explore. Easy to get those natural photos of them doing their thing.
Any other questions I’d be happy to answer them!
These photos taken above were taken by Tara West for a fun styled shoot and they are undoubtably my favourite bridal shoot because of sweet Mia. 🙂