- Taking Pictures 101:
1. Lighting matters so much. We all know that when a client sees their hair at night or inside and has a meltdown we always think ‘🙄 calm down Becky, it’s the lighting. It’ll be fine in the morning’. Well why are our photos any different? Natural lighting is BEST. Neither you or the client should be in direct sunlight. If the pictures are being taking at night (like above), ring lights and soft boxes are amazing. I use my iPhone 7plus and a ring light. That’s it!
2. Pose your clients. Tell them what to do. Physically tilt their head how you need it. Adjust their hair so it splays out over their shoulders beautifully. Otherwise they stand there with their arms hanging with lank hair and it looks soooooo awkward. I know it sounds so weird but if you speak confidently and tell them where to look and stand, they’ll be way more comfortable about it.
3. D E T A I L S. Flyaways should be tamed. Bra straps should be hidden. Necklaces should be straightened. Sometimes I don’t catch the stupid little hiccups until after I look back at the photos so I take about 30-40 photos of each client, adjusting every so often to make sure I’m not limited to crappy choices.
4. Take the damn photo every single time. It’s 2018, if you decided it wasn’t worth it, delete it. It’s better to have the photos and not post them than to wish you had taken that before photo or that picture of the amazing braid you did. It’s just not worth the regret. Take the damn photo.
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