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Planning for the Adoption Process

My husband and I are in the beginning stages of the complex process of adopting a sweet baby. One of the first things we’re doing is hiring a professional photographer. This individual is going to take several pictures of the two of us. These beautiful photos will be used to help create our adoption profile. This profile will be accessed by people both online and offline. Do you need to upload pictures of you for an online, profile page? Consider enlisting the help of an expert photographer to help capture your best attributes in stunning pictures. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a professional photographer to make photos of you that will be placed online. Enjoy!


3 Headshot Makeup Application Tips

If you're preparing for headshots and you plan to do your makeup on your own, make sure you go about the process the right way. Whether you realize it or not, how you prepare your face in photography isn't exactly the same as you would prepare your face for an everyday outing. Here are some helpful tips you can use to make your headshot stunning and professional.

1. No New Makeup

The day of your headshot photo session is not the time to try out makeup for the first time. Makeup is very much a trial and error because what works flawlessly on another person may be a disaster for the other. 

Factors like the environment where you're at and the texture of your skin are just some of the influencing factors. If there is a new makeup you want to use for your session, buy it early so that you can test it out for a few days before the shoot. Wear the makeup in different environments and during different parts of the day to get an accurate idea of how well it works for you. 

2. Prime

Priming is essential whenever you wear makeup, but it's especially important when it comes to photography. Priming preps your skin for makeup. When you prime, not only does your application look more flawless, but priming will also help your makeup last longer. 

Even if you only plan to capture three or four headshot images during your session, it's not to say that you will only be in the studio for a few moments. Photography sessions can sometimes take a while in order to get the right shot. If you don't prime, your makeup might not make it through the entire session. Prime your face for long-lasting wear. 

3. Contour Naturally

Contouring is a very old makeup application concept, but in recent years, it has become more popular. If you want to contour, go for it. However, just make sure that your contour is natural to the actual bone structure of your face. You don't want to create shadows that are not there.

If you do, when you show up for a callback, the agents will likely be upset because the image that they see on the photo is not who they see in person. Use contouring as a way to accentuate, not to recreate. 

Follow these tips for professional and attractive headshots. However, even more important, pair with a professional photographer that can bring out the best in your photos.