Your senior picture shoot is just around the corner. You’ve picked your outfits, decided what you want your hair to look like, found your location and all your accessories are laid out ready to go. All that is missing is the final detail… your nails. I have a few tips to keep in mind about your nails before we start you senior photo shoot. Remember, to make this experience complete be sure to think of every detail, your nails are no exception 😉
#1: Go Pro
Getting your nails done for your senior pictures by a professional is important. Nobody wants scuffed or chipped nails in their pictures. A professional will be sure your fingernails look absolutely perfect. Also, don’t forget about your toenails. A lot of the time, senior pictures are taken in the summer and girls opt for open toe shoes. I also like to do some shots barefoot so you want to be sure your toes look just as good as your fingers. A professional nail tech will also be sure your cuticles are in order and that no chips will occur to your fingernail polish. I’d also be sure have your nails done a couple days before your senior pictures are taken. Then your fingernails and toenails are in perfect condition and ready for your big day. If you just can’t for any reason get your nails done by a professional, I suggest going to a beauty store and looking at their gel nail polishes or getting an at home manicure set for yourself. The outcome will still be beautiful and you’ll still be happy you took the time to do your nails before your photo shoot.
#2: Keep the color classic
When it comes to your senior pictures, there is a lot going on. Fancy outfits, beautiful backdrops, fun lighting and your accessories will bring out the pop of uniqueness you will want in your senior pictures. Your nails and nail color will add to your pictures but we don’t want to draw attention away from you. I’d stay in the neutral colors- light pinks, beige like pinks or even whites will be perfect. The classic french tips are always popular and if you do want to go with longer nails, be sure you’re comfortable with the length you choose. If you’re someone who never has long nails but you want acrylics done for your pictures, maybe opt for a shorter length of acrylic. If long nails are your thing, by all means go for it but just be sure the color is more neutral. Sometimes, I get some pictures of your hands or close ups of your face with your hands in the shot. You want your nails to look great but not to distract from your beautiful picture.
#3: Moisturizer is your friend
As you know, living in Colorado it’s pretty dry here. There is 0% humidity in the air here and well, skin doesn’t like it. Your hands are the same and I don’t know about you but my hands are so prone to cracks when they’re dry. I don’t want your hands to be all cracked during your photo shoot, especially if you spent time and money on a beautiful manicure. My suggestion is to keep those hands and feet lathered in moisturizer after your nail appointment up until your photo shoot. Be sure to stay really hydrated as well. Water will help your skin feel radiant and will help those cracks from showing up. My favorite moisturizer is coconut oil. It’s all natural, feels great on skin and smells amazing. But if that’s not for you, grab your favorite scented lotion or heavy duty moisturizing cream and bring it to the photo shoot. Your hands and feet will appreciate the extra love!
Get in touch today to book your senior photos! I book out fast and want to be sure you get the senior photo experience you’ve always dreamed of. I can’t wait to talk to you!