PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION

We hope you are getting excited for your upcoming Senior Session. This will be one of the longest lasting images of your childhood, will most likely be on display in your parents home for many years to come and shared with friends and family alike. No pressure, right?! Well, we are here to put your mind at ease with some great tips to help you prepare for your session. This will be fun and laid back so you can be yourself and let your personality shine!

Please contact us with any questions at portraits@livingroomstudios.com or 952-929-4295

What to Bring

  • Prepare Your Wardrobe. Wear what makes you feel most like “yourself” and have fun with it. Keep in mind to avoid clothes that are too revealing or that restrict movement as we will be moving a lot and shooting from many different angles. Be yourself and wear clothes you would normally go out in and most importantly feel comfortable in

  • We recommend bringing at least one classic or formal outfit

  • If your session will be outdoors, don't forget to dress for the season! Weather can change quickly, so we recommend bringing a jacket or sweater in case the weather turns cool

  • Where to change. We can start at the studio or your home for your formal outfit, then change into something a bit more fun before we move on to the next location. We recommend dressing in layers. It’s easy to add or take off a jacket, sweater, or accessories so you won’t have to spend precious time searching for a changing room while out on your shoot

  • Props can be a fun addition. Think of something quirky you like that says a lot about your personality. Think about what you do in your free time, what teams you cheer for, or things that make you laugh out loud. You can’t go wrong with laughter! Don’t forget about your hobbies. Are you in a sport? Bring some of your gear. 

  • Are you into theater, art, or reading? Bring some scripts, art supplies, or your favorites books. We love all hobbies and want to represent you best we can!

  • Bring in a professional. Consider hiring a makeup artist or having your hair professionally styled at a salon. We have plenty of wonderful recommendations if you’re interested. A trip to the barber can be a nice way to spruce up for your close ups and make sure your hair is professionally manicured

  • Looking great before and during your session. Get plenty of rest and drink a lot of water before your shoot. You’ll see your skin glow and look amazing! Make sure you touch up your hair both before and during your session. Bring bobby pins, hair spray, and a comb to make sure your hair looks fantastic during the entire session. Bring chapstick and make sure to reapply during your session.

 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Happens If It Rains?

Since we live in Minnesota, we’re used to unpredictable weather! We have an indoor space at The Living Room Studios in Saint Louis Park and lots of fun ideas to work around unexpected weather. Unless it’s raining, we’ll still head outside. If it does rain, you do have the option to reschedule to our next open booking without losing your session fee.

 

What About Heat Advisories or Illness?

If there is a heat advisory or an illness, we definitely want to keep you safe and healthy, so we have an option to reschedule to our next open booking without losing your session fee.

 
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT

Gallery Reveal

Your gallery will arrive 4 weeks after your session and gives you the opportunity to review your images and select your favorites prior to your ordering session  

 

Order Wrap Up

After you receive your gallery, we’ll get together again to review your favorite photos and talk through customizing the perfect products for you, your home, and your family. This is one of our favorite parts of our time together and any family members are welcome to come along

 

Enjoy your Art!

Enjoy showing off your family heirlooms. We can’t wait to see your art and family’s heart displayed on your walls and to be cherished for years to come

 
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