Posts with tag: "boise beauty photography"
Beauty Portrait Shoots l Boise Portrait Photography
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
By Lynn Gormley Photography
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‪Here are my TOP TEN tips for your upcoming beauty shoot. Try to check these off and bring more than you think you'll need. We'll pair together when you get here.‬


‪#1) For a slimmer look, form fitting is definitely best. Women, look for figure-hugging clothes. 


‪#2) Think textures. Textures like lace, ruffles, and ruching add interest. Look for interesting textured tops. Avoid wild patterns as they may detract from your face.‬


‪#3) Bring a variety of colors-- something light (ivory, nude, pastel), something dark (black or gray is great), something with a pop of color (something that makes your eyes pop is best.) If we'll be doing together shots, the easiest way to pull this off is to get you all in similar tones. One look could be light neutrals. Another look could be darker tones. And a third look could be colorful (maybe shades of earth tones, jewel tones, pastels-- whatever you feel suits you best.)‬ It's best to keep 3-4 choices of colors, so some options might be blue, grey, and a pop of yellow on scarves, a shirt, or jewelry, for example.


‪#4) Look for layers. Ladies, add a form-fitting jacket, slim fit knit cardigan, or scarf in coordinating colors to cover and slim your arms. Men, layer collared shirts with a form-fitting jacket,  vest, or pullover knit sweater and don't forget to bring coordinating ties, if we're adding in a more formal look. ‬


‪#5) Look for the necklines and sleeve lengths that flatter you. For sleeve lengths, 3/4 sleeves are generally flattering and slimming. Sleeveless is great on thinner or toned arms or pair with layers to slim arms.‬


‪#6) Bring or wear jewelry that speaks to your style.‬ If you have a lot, bring it! Accessories add so much to your images; silky scarves and robes, hair accessories, big belts, lace gloves...You never know what we'll use for your shoot!  


‪#7) Come with clean, manicured nails. Hands come into frame a lot with headshots. Polish your rings too if you wish.‬


‪#8) A professional hair and makeup artist will spend about an hour to helping you look and feel your best. Please come with a fresh face (no makeup, but well moisturized). Arrive with your hair dried (preferably wash it the night before) do not use a flat iron or any kind of styling tools or product prior to your shoot.   If you have any clip in hair extensions please bring them along with any hair accessories you have.  Any waxing, coloring, or dramatic changes should happen well before the shoot. I will check with you during this time to see how you feel about your hair and makeup. It is very important that you bring up any concerns that you may have. Keep in mind that makeup can tend to be a bit washed in camera so we add just a touch more to compensate. We will generally use false eyelashes if you're comfortable with that. I love using these as they give a natural look and really make the eyes pop without having a lot of makeup and shading applied. If you aren't comfortable in false eyelashes, they can be applied in photoshop afterwards (crazy, huh?) 


‪#9) For examples, please check out my Pinterest board with looks gathered from the internet. This is a secret board where other women who've had their sessions have posted what appealed to them. Feel free to add your inspiration as well as comments as to what it is that appeals to you (her hair, clothing, pose, location, etc) Use this as a springboard for ideas to bring up during our wardrobe consultation and/or when you're shopping.  


‪#10) Get ready for fun! Looking forward to meeting you and bringing out your best!‬


Please let us know if you have any questions, we can't wait for your shoot!  

-Lynn 208-821-4882

Sam . Boise Glamour Photography
Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Lynn Gormley
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What a fun and craazyyy day! I can't believe everything we fit into this day and still came out with such beautiful images! Sam is one busy busy momma! She had an appt in the morning, her daughter's 5 year birthday party, hair and makeup session, family photo shoot (minus hubby, as this was a surprise for him!), a beauty shoot (part of her surprise for hubby), and then a party in the evening. She pulled it all off, of course, being the superwoman she is. We were even able to hide the fact that one of her poor sweeties was super sick and feeling horrible. Can you tell which one? She must be like her mom, and able to push through and get things done, no matter what. All this, and we were able to get all of her products to her before the next weekend after her shoot! What a gorgeous model! Thank you to Charity Fales for the beautiful makeover; beautiful job!


I love the message she sent saying how much her husband loved the images, he was completely surprised and blown away. What a compliment, coming from her husband, who is an extremely talented photographer himself.

Thanks Sam!



Sam . Boise Glamour and Family Photography
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By Lynn Gormley
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So this was a fun craaazy day! Sam and I decided to really test ourselves as superwomen on this day. She had mom duties she didn't want to interrupt of kids swimming lessons, an appointment, a birthday party for 6 adorable little girls, and a get together later that night. No problem to wiggle in a couple of photo shoots into her day, right?? Haha! We pulled it off, getting a glamour shoot, a family shoot, and a little mini shoot for her daughter in, not to mention that we also did mini photo shoots and video for the birthday party. And the sad fact that one of her daughters Grace, also got sick, which was super sad because she missed a good portion of the fun at the birthday and you can imagine how she felt about posing for family pictures, poor thing! Normally I strongly suggest using this shoot as a time to slow down, pamper yourself, and get in touch with your beautiful feminine side with a low key evening out with your sweetheart, but I'm pretty dang proud that we juggled it all and got such beautiful photos of Sam and her kids to give her husband on Father's Day just a week later. And isn't that just so typical of a mom and wife, trying to fit it all in and totally knocking it all off her list?! I love that she reported back how choked up he got when he saw the photos (well, yes, I can see that....he has a beautiful family and obviously knows how blessed he is!). He is an extremely talented photographer, so that means even more to me. Big thank you to Charity Fales, Hair and Makeup Artist. First time working with her and didn't she do a great job?! And if you're curious about the party, (or ever in the need for a carefree pampering princess party for the mini you in your life), check out the video of Parlez Vous Parties that made her daughter's birthday party so carefree that she was able to accomplish so many other things that day. Here's the FB Page if you're interested in having a beautiful fairy garden birthday party for your princess.





Becky l Boise Beauty Shoot
Thursday, May 14, 2015
By Lynn Gormley
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Meet Becky, She is smart, sweet, beautiful, and puts everyone else before herself. I think we're ready for another day of fun and pampering. I would call it glamour, but I'm not sure if that conveys memories of corny feather boas, upturned denim collars, and soft angelic glowing heads. Stay tuned for a do-over of the video.