Portrait & Headshot Photographer • Plymouth, New Hampshire

How to Prepare for Your Portrait Session: The Beauty Checklist

Melissa Hanson, Hair and Makeup Artist
Our professional hair and makeup artist, Melissa, has been in the beauty industry for 25 years.  She’s also the owner of Luminous Day Spa in North Woodstock, NH. She’s a genius when it comes to caring for your skin and hair. Melissa recommends making a strong effort to hydrate. When you drink enough water, your hair and skin look better, and you feel better. The week before: 
  • Hair cut and/or color
  • Whiten teeth
One or two days before:
  • Manicure (neutral nails) and pedicure (fun colors are great for toes!)
  • Wax or tweeze eyebrows
The morning of your session:
  • Moisturize everywhere!
  • Arrive at the studio with clean, dry, unstyled hair and a clean, moisturized face
  • Wear a button-up shirt so you can easily change into your first outfit without a touchup.