Planning is the key to a successful on-location Photo Shoot!!!
Arrival: Never Arrive Late. Arrive 10 minutes early. Never arrive more than 20 minutes early.
Grace Period: Photo sessions run on time and there is not a grace period.
Clothing: Solid colored clothing photographs much better than stripes, plaids, and patterns. Please take a moment to revisit my portfolio and review the photos and see what might work best for you. For overcast days, I recommend a splash of pastel colors. It is always a good idea to bring a change of clothes to the photo session in case you get wet or dirty. I don't recommend clothing that blends with the sky. It is not recommended to wear your clothes for the photo session while driving to the photo session location. The seatbelt will easily wrinkle your clothes. see clothing ideas
Choosing Matching Hawaiian Attire: I would like to recommend caution when choosing to match Hawaiian attire for a family portrait. At times, some fabric patterns can look busy and take away from the feeling of the photograph. I would recommend choosing possibly one or two matching pieces and then taking solid colors from the pattern for the other family members.
Hair: Have options for hair in case it's windy the day of the photo session. It's always a good idea to bring a brush, comb, hair spray or jell.
Makeup: Have touch up makeup on hand in case of shine.
Jewelry: I don't recommend wearing watches or expensive jewelry on location.
What to Bring: Drinking water, a snack, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses, a change of clothing if you wish to get wet during the session.
Security Note: Do not bring expensive items to the photo session. Make good use of your hotel's safe and leave expensive items at the hotel. Never leave important possessions in your unattended parked vehicle.