How to rock your french quarter photo shoot
You've booked the hotel, made reservations at the best restaurants, even went as far as to map out your day downtown. Now the last thing to do ( and the most important in my opinion ;) ) is to figure out your photoshoot! Poses, what to wear, and lighting, are all essential parts of designing your ideal shoot and may get a little overwhelming sometimes. Luckily, this guide can hopefully take some of the workload off your shoulders and give you a chance to relax before the big day.
What To Wear
From the blood-red bricks in Pirate's Alley to the playful yellows on Dauphine, New Orleans' color pallet is one of the most diverse in the country. Although at times the art of the city does make matching a bit difficult. The best way to go when picking out what to wear is to stick to solid bold colors or simple patterns. Blacks, reds, and dark greens will complement the contrast of the French Quarter and will be sure to make you pop out from the rest of the city.
The Best Times To Shoot
Lighting is one of the most important factors in scheduling your photoshoot. If you do it when there is not enough light out, your pictures may turn out fuzzy or blurry. The best times to schedule your shoot is either in the morning between 7 am-10:30 am or in the afternoon a few hours before sunset. If you're not sure what would work best for you, feel free to give me a call or send me an email to discuss your options. Please keep in mind that around 3:30-5 the city does become very busy with traffic and hard to travel. so your best option is to allow yourself 30 minutes of travel time if you are staying close to the French Quarter.
"I won't know where to put my hands." "I going to feel so awkward in front of the camera." These are just a few of the things I've heard from people wanting to do a photoshoot but are worried they just won't know what to do. Well here's the thing, your photos are supposed to represent you! Forced movements and micromanaged poses will cause your pictures to turn out stiff. That's why I have spent months working out different movement prompts that will help you guys relax and get some great photos where you are showcasing genuine smiles.