Long Island Communion Photographer / Communion Portraits at Zoot Shoot Photographers

It’s a big day for all of those 7 and 8 year olds! And of course, we as their loving parents, get just as excited for them. All of the arrangements we need to make in order to make their First Holy Communion a very special day! What better way to remember their special day than with a professional portrait.

I get many calls asking what is needed for that perfect Communion portrait. Besides an adorable 7-8 year old, I have taken a moment to list all of the important tips for that perfect portrait!

What you need to remember for your daughter or son’s First Holy Communion photo shoot.

For Girls

Hair – make sure you have an appointment with your hair stylist. It’s very important to make sure not all of the hair is up.

Also make sure its not too close to the front of their face.

Fingernails- polished

Clear lipgloss for a little shine

Remove tattoos and stamps- Nail polish remover works great!

Stockings  Don’t forget a back up pair.

Baby powder – Dresses can be very itchy.

Bouquet – We have many to choose from if you don’t have one yet.

Rosary beads and prayer book – We have these on hand as well.

Pack her jewelry in your bag the night before.

For Boys

 Communion Boy portrait session

Haircut at least one week before.

Fingernails- Trimmed 

Remove tattoos and stamps- Nail polish remover works great!

Boutonniere – The smaller the better. Freesia is perfect for the little men.

Rosary beads and prayer book – We have these on hand in case you need it.

Socks – even though you tell them which socks to wear, don’t count on them leaving the house with them on!

Belt

Ironed shirt    

Pack his jewelry in your bag the night before.  

I keep hairspray, hair gel, bobby pins and safety pins on hand. So no need to worry about that.

Here are some additional tips:

During our consultation you can let me know your concerns about their smiles or teeth. It’s always best to keep this bit of info away from them.I will make sure I capture their perfect expression.  Many moms will make a special day for their pictures. Make your appointment prior to the actual communion day and create a memorable day for them. This will relieve a lot of the stress for them and for you as well!  It’s also a great idea to schedule your daughter’s trial hair appointment for the same day as the photo shoot.

We all need someone to help us with decisions but if you can limit it to one additional person that will make it a lot easier on the children.

Best to keep most of the details of the days ahead away from the kids, they have a keen sense and will pick up on the anxiousness of the preparation which can sometimes lead to an anxious photo shoot.

If you need to come on a day when all the children are home from school. No worries, I have a couch and t.v. that they can relax in front of along with snacks.

Please view our Communion gallery at

http://zootshoot.net/first-holy-communion/

Call Jennifer at 631-462-5355 or email me to set up your session jen@zootshoot.net

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