Top 8 Tips for Prom Photos You Want!

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Today I have 8 prom photo tips to help you shine in your beautiful dress! It’s fun to get your hair + makeup glammed up to match that perfect dress you picked for this year’s prom night. Prom photos capture the story of the magically fun night.

If you’re going to spend weeks searching for the perfect gown and your date is choosing the perfect color flowers + tux…  You want great photos to capture that night too!

Here’s the top 8 tips for capturing your senior prom photos::

  1. Try your whole ensemble on before the big day. Walk in front of a full length mirror to make sure your shoes, hem, undergarments, and slip are just right. You don’t want a stray strap to ruin your pictures!
  2. Use group texts to keep your group updated on meeting times, arrangements and other important details. Any changes will be easy to remedy with quick text reminders to your friends!
  3. Go for the cute shoes, but try gel insoles to lessen the strain on your feet. I know, I sound like a mom, but your feet WILL thank you when you don’t have aching muscles + sore back the next day.  You can also opt for a pair of the foldable ballet flats, or sparkling sneakers to change into!
  4. If you’re doing photos as a group, make sure you give everyone a general schedule to make sure hair, makeup and primping is done on time. Parents also love to be present, so giving everyone the details is really a great courtesy (again, group messaging works awesome!)
  5. Remember that popular locations can be PACKED the day of your prom. Places like Ellwood House, Sycamore History Museum, NIU, and Sycamore Park, just to name a few, so if one person in your group has a picturesque backyard or private location, consider shooting photos there – no photo bombers or passerby’s!
  6. Be camera ready: The week before, gently exfoliate your face with a cleanser such as St. Ives Apricot Scrub and then lather on the moisturizer.  Stay out of the sun and keep your face clean and moisturized.
  7. Don’t forget the details. Make your hair and nail appointments early, + book your restaurant early. Especially if you have a large group, reservations can be hard to come by on prom night.
  8. Lastly, choose a great, stress-free prom photographer (wink wink) who can capture all your memories in the perfect way to tell the story!
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CHEERS & Sparkles for a memorable + fun prom!

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