A photoshoot with friends or family is a great way to spend time and capture wonderful moments. But for making it easy and fun, you need to prep for it in advance, so the SantoriniDress Team has prepared a small guide on how to do it perfectly:
1. Come up with an idea
For an amazing group photoshoot, first of all, get together with your friends and decide what you want. Start with a general idea, then think about the details: clothing, decor, makeup, hairstyle (if necessary). The easiest way to create a mood board with inspirational ideas and examples from Pinterest. The more you describe your idea, the better.
2. Decide on the location of the photoshoot
Together determine the location for the photo session, because everyone has different ideas about the ideal monsieur of your photoshoot; it’s better to stipulate several options in advance. And it will be helpful to go to inspect these locations. If you are organizing a photo session in Santorini, then the views of Imerovigli, Faros, Vlychada Beach, and Caldera are perfect locations. You can learn more about the best places for the photoshoot in this article.
3. Choose clothes and makeup in advance
If you are taking pictures with friends, decide in advance what style your photo session will be, because it is important for harmonious shots. Think about what you will be wearing: casual, officially and maybe you will choose beautiful flying dresses for a photoshoot. If you want to dwell on it later, then in the catalog of SantoriniDresses there are more than 40 beautiful dresses. Agree with your friends which dress you want to book to avoid unpleasant moments. It is better to choose different colors of dresses that will be special for each of you. When dressing for photography, remember that clothes should emphasize your beauty, and not draw all attention to yourself. Therefore, do not choose too bright, flashy colors with a large pattern. You can learn more about how to choose the perfect dress from the article Checklist of a Perfect Dress.
4. Rehearse posture for a photoshoot
This point is especially relevant for the group photo session, as without thinking over the poses in advance, the photographs may turn out to be the same. It’s best to select the poses that you and your friends will like and rehearse in advance from the interest. So you relax and will not be stressed during a photoshoot, and already in the process, you will be helped by the photographer with poses. The best pictures are often those where everyone is interacting with each other. Remember that not on every shot you should look at the frame and smile. If you are busy and look at your relatives with a loving look, your smile will be natural. You will appreciate these photos mostly because they will be more sincere. Below we selected several successful poses for group photoshoots:
5. Relax and enjoy the moment
Relaxation is the key. Both moral and physical. And if the first depends on you and the photographer, then a good massage the day before the shoot, as well as a sauna or a bath, will help you to relax physically. Therefore, we recommend the day before the photoshoot to arrange a SPA day with friends or family.
The best advice that will allow you to conduct a photo session perfectly and without hesitation is to make a kind of list in which you will reflect all the points of preparation. Focus and try to reflect on everything that can affect the result of photography. And on the day of shooting, enjoy the moments, because it will be one of the brightest days with your loved ones.