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Capturing the Essence: 8 Tips to Prepare for Your Portrait Session with CADS Photography.


PinUp Session by CADS Photography
Pin-Up Portrait by CADS Photography


If you're gearing up for a portrait session with CADS Photography, one of Edmonton's premier photography studios, you're already on the right track to creating stunning and memorable images. Proper preparation can make all the difference, whether it's a family portrait, professional headshot, engagement session, or just a personal photoshoot. Here's your guide to ensuring your portrait session goes off without a hitch and results in images that truly reflect your personality and style.


Preparing for your portrait session is an essential part of ensuring your images reflect your personality and style. With CADS Photography by your side, you're not just getting a photo, but a captivating portrait that tells your unique story. So, communicate, prepare, and most importantly, relax, because your stunning portraits are just a session away!

1. Communicate Your Vision: The first step in preparing for your portrait session is to communicate your vision and expectations with your Edmonton photographers at CADS Photography. Discuss your style, mood, and any specific shots you have in mind. This open dialogue will help us understand your goals and tailor the session accordingly.


2. Choose Your Location: Edmonton offers a variety of picturesque locations for portrait sessions, from the vibrant cityscape to the tranquil river valley. Collaborate with CADS Photography to select the perfect backdrop that complements your vision and personality. Consider the season, lighting, and overall ambiance of the location.


3. Wardrobe Selection: Your clothing choice plays a pivotal role in the outcome of your portrait session. Opt for outfits that make you feel confident and comfortable. Coordinating colors and styles with the overall theme of the shoot can enhance the final result. Don't forget to consider accessories and layers for added dimension.


4. Grooming and Makeup: Personal grooming and makeup are essential to ensure you look your best. For makeup, keep it natural and enhance your features without going overboard. A fresh haircut or salon appointment a few days prior to the session can also boost your confidence.


5. Timing is Key: Plan your portrait session at a time when you feel most energetic and relaxed. The golden hours, just after sunrise and before sunset, typically offer the best natural lighting. Communicate with CADS Photography to schedule your session accordingly.


6. Relax and Be Yourself: Nerves are natural, but remember that portrait sessions with CADS Photography are meant to capture the real you. Take a deep breath, relax, and be yourself. Candid, authentic expressions often make for the most captivating portraits.


Black and white portrait by cads photography
Black and White Portrait by CADS Photography

Portrait photography is the art of capturing not just faces, but the intricate dance of emotions, the silent conversations, and the unspoken stories that make each individual a masterpiece.

7. Props and Personal Touch: If you have special props or items that hold personal meaning, bring them along to the session. They can add a unique and meaningful touch to your portraits.


8. Trust Your Photographer: Trust your Edmonton photographers at CADS Photography. We have the experience and artistic eye to guide you through the session and capture your best angles and moments.






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