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Branding Shoot at Glamis Dunes, Anyone?!

Updated: Mar 12

Headed out to Glamis Dunes to do a branding shoot with a young lady from LA. She is a yoga instructor and writer. We met on a bike trip back in September. And truth be told, she had a tough time being serious. She giggled each time I tried to get her to be serious. We got two or three shots of "sexy & mysterious"! Mar has the kindest soul and we had a blast! We had a gorgeous sunset at the Dunes to say the least!

On another note, in preparation of your shoot, think about what you want your overall gallery to look and feel like. Who are your right now? What do you want to capture in your photos? Do you want an urban vibe? Then look at ripped jeans, cute booties and a leather or suede jacket? Want something a little more “girly” then think fitted bodice with flowy bottom on a dress. Movement adds a lot to your photos. Layers also add some interest and depth to your images. Think vests, scarves, denim or leather jackets, hats…wear something that reveals a bit of who you are! AND, DON’T FORGET your letterman’s jacket or football or tennis racket! These are all great things that tell your high school story!

Another thing you want to keep in mind is WHERE you want to shoot around San Diego? San Diego offers so many backdrops from the beach, to something rustic, something a bit more urban. All good things to think about when we are planning your shoot.

And a few other tips I always mention are the following: haircuts at least a week before to give your hair time to relax into the cut for both guys and girls, clean nails - this doesn't mean you have to spend on manicures but clean nails are a must, and, for the ladies, think about getting your makeup done or adding a bit more than usual to add a pop! Another thing I mention to my people is that if you are going to get a spray tan, make sure you loofah and go to a reputable place so that it looks even. I actually prefer your own beautiful skin tone over the tans, but that's just me. :)

What other tips do you want to know about? What are your questions regarding photography or your upcoming shoot? I'm a San Diego Photographer who loves working with families and high school seniors. So let’s chat and let's get you on the books! Let's get together and capture this time now.

Before you go, I'd love for you to check out my friend's work! Michele Quattrin, a Minneapolis NICU Photographer. She is sharing her latest NICU session. Michele graciously donates her time to families with infants in the NICU. Check out her galleries, they are incredible.


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