It’s the PROM season. Every high school senior’s dream! And my son is a senior this year. While preparing for his prom, I have realized how excited and eager I am for the big day to arrive. Am I CRAZY?!! Probably I am, but so looking forward to see my son in his tuxedo, and of course take his pictures and create memories not only for him, but for his friends too. All his friends are coming to my studio this Saturday before the prom to get their pictures taken. They call it a Pre-prom picture party! I am really REALLY excited!!!
Then I thought why not give some tips to those who cannot come to my studio that day. Here are a few guidelines when taking pictures.
Girls, you’ll treasure those prom pictures for years, so don’t forget these three simple things:
1. Make sure you apply liner and lipstick in front of a mirror before you pose.
2. Powder oily areas (forehead, chin and nose) right before taking the picture. Or at the least, keep some blotting papers in your purse. This goes a long way in avoiding those shiny hot spots on your face.
3. Find out how to stand so you look ten pounds thinner. Look at some pictures of celebrities in magazines for inspiration.
Also, here are a few things you should have in your purse:
- Blotting papers (work best instead of re-applying powder all the time)
- Lipstick or lip gloss
- Powder (just in case)
- Breath mints
- A travel size bottle of hairspray
One last reminder: Remember, a happy, fun attitude is your biggest beauty weapon. Who doesn’t look beautiful when they’re happy and smiling?
Gentlemen, you need to work hard too to impress your date!
Dress to Impress!
You would want to wear a smart suit or a tuxedo. If you don’t have one, then you will need to rent, or buy one! When looking for a new suit or tux, make sure it fits well and doesn’t look too big or too small. Also consider getting new shoes. Another thing you might want to do is match the color of your tie to the color of the dress your date is wearing.
Be a Gentleman!
There are a number of things you can do to show you are a gentleman. For example, you can open the car door for your date, and you can pull her dining chair out so she can sit down. Show her that you are fully capable of being a gentleman, and don’t let her go home thinking you could’ve made more of an effort.
Don’t rush too much on your prom day. Try to relax, and make sure to finish all your purchases well in advance. Remember, you don’t want to look tired on your prom night, so sleep early and sleep well the night before.
Good luck and have a wonderful prom experience!