Let's get you ready for your photoshoot!

1 week before

GATHER AND ORGANIZE OUTFITS
Complete the wardrobe prep checklist on the “How to Prepare” panel of
the Style Guide. Of course, you can simply select outfits from my studio as well, in which case a few key pieces to bring are: Nude & black panties and bras, strapless and lace photograph well and thongs wear well under all my pieces. 

WAX EYEBROWS AND UPPER LIP
Get your eyebrows waxed or threaded by a pro. Try to stay close to your
natural shape and don’t go too thin. Have your upper lip waxed as well.

WAX BODY HAIR
Wax the hair on your legs and underarms. Depending on how revealing
your outfit choices are, you may need to wax your bikini area.

CUT BACK CAFFEINE AND SALT
Both are dehydrating and cause your body to retain water.

AVOID FAKE TANNING
If you usually spray tan or use fake tanning booths, take a hiatus until your shoot.

After booking your session

 

MAKE ARRANGEMENTS
When booking your salon and SPA appointments be sure to follow the timeline on this page. Many treatments are time-sensitive
(example: waxing your brows shouldn’t be booked close to your session to
avoid redness).

DRINK MORE WATER
We all know that water is important yet we still forget to drink enough. Start
now.

AVOID THE SUN
Sunburns and tan are portrait ruiners. Use sunscreen and stay in the shade.

DEVELOP A PINTEREST ADDICTION
Create a pinboard to design your dream photo shoot and get wardrobe
and styling inspiration.

GET SHOPPING
Begin planning your outfits, placing orders, and making special dress rental

reservations right away. Make sure you have everything you need to com-
plete the outfit including underwear and accessories.

START STRETCHING
Try to stretch for 20 minutes each day before your shoot. Especially your
neck, back, and hips.

BEGIN A SKINCARE REGIMEN
Wash your face nightly, exfoliate your face and body every other day, use
moisturiser on your full body every day, and wear lip balm constantly.


VISIT THE DENTIST
Get a regular cleaning and whiten your teeth.


GET A GEL MANICURE
Gel (like Shellac) keeps your nails strong and lasts up to three weeks.

3-5 days before

FINAL WARDROBE CONSULTATION
Show me your picks to finalize your wardrobe and styling plans.

TOUCH UP YOUR ROOTS
If you dye your hair touching up your roots three days before your photo shoot is ideal.

GET A TRIM

Healthy hair is youthful and vibrant. If it’s been a while since your last haircut, go for a subtle trim.

DEEP CONDITION
Your salon can do a conditioning treatment, or you can use your favourite
deep conditioner at home.

The day before

GET A MANICURE
Soft, neutral colours work best. While you’re at it, toss in the pedicure (go for any
colour you want on your toes).

 

BUY GROCERIES
Plan a healthy shoot-day breakfast

CLEAN YOUR WEDDING RING
For a fast and easy DIY option, try a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean your ring.

WASH YOUR HAIR
Fully air dry or blowdry your hair, but avoid using hot tools such as curling or
straightening irons. Before bed pull your hair up into a loose top-knot for volume.

VERY SHORT HAIR?
Wait to shampoo until the morning of your shoot.

SHAVE

Touch up your body hair situation: shave underarms and legs, and possibly fore-
arms, bikini, and upper lip.

TWEESE EYEBROWS
Double-check for any strays.

Photoshoot Day

Your focus this morning should be caring for yourself.
Remember: you are beautiful, and I will capture that for you.

Get Your Beauty Sleep: be sure to get all 8 hours

Eat Breakfast: think protein & complex carbs

Bare Face: wash and apply usual moisturizer

Moisturized Body: apply some serious lotion/oil

Clean Dry Hair (for very short hair - leave it wet)

Arrive On Time: plan to get to the studio as scheduled

And RELAX! Don't sweat the small things like breakouts! That is what editing and makeup are for, you are ready!

info@Therena.ca

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Professional portrait photographer based out of Campbell River, BC.  specializing in Boudoir, Glamour, Maternity, Newborn, Baby, and Fine Art studio portraits.

Award-winning imagery and internationally published in magazines like Edith, ELEGANT kids, Evon, Feroce, iMirage, Malvie, Creator, and TAOPAN.

 

Serving clients from all over northern Vancouver Island and beyond:  Campbell River, Comox Valley, Courtenay, Port Hardy, Sayward,  Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and other communities. 

 

To see more about the experience, click on the gallery links you are most interested in!

What Clients are saying:

Therena is a truly amazing photographer. She is really talented and knows how to capture all the special moments.  She has a gift to work with people and gets you feeling comfortable in front of the camera. She is a natural with little ones and gets them in the right position for the most adorable perfect poses. You can’t go wrong by choosing her as your photographer. You can be sure to get the best high-quality photos and products available after having a fun, relaxing photo session experience. We truly loved our photos; Therena captured exactly what we hoped for and more.
Therena is talented, creative, friendly and supremely professional. We highly recommend her.

Therena is a true professional! She is light and gracious and is not afraid to try anything you envision. She does her homework and pays great attention to creating something unique to each of her clients. It was so much fun to relax and play and let her direct me...I would highly recommend this wonderful lady for any photos you need...from glamour to boudoir to pregnancy and newborns. Indeed, she is on top of her game.

Therena is not only extremely knowledgeable and skilled in the technical side of photography, but she also prides herself in providing an exceptional experience on set. She is an incredibly talented artist whose passion for what she does shows through in each picture. She’s constantly growing and improving and offers top quality products to her clients. I’d highly recommend Therena to anyone looking for a fun photoshoot and a beautiful collection of images.

Therena is amazing. I have always disliked having my picture taken and felt very awkward in front of the camera. Therena made me feel super-comfortable and also made me feel beautiful. I love my photos that she captured and definitely recommend the experience to everyone

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