Prom Prep- Fredericton Grad Photographer


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It’s that time of year again. Prom is just 6 weeks away! For Grads out there we thought we’d give you a checklist of last minute things to think about. If you haven’t got your dress, shoes or thought about make-up and hair yet, don’t panic, there’s still time.

Some of you may already have come across the “Sand, Sun and Messy Buns” blog. It is written by a Mother, Erin, and her teenage daughter, Daisy. I first came across them while looking for hair styling tutorials but they cover health and beauty topics too.

Daisy recently wrote an article with 8 tips for Prepping for Prom, which I thought would be worth sharing.

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One of my favourite tips is a way to save money – Host a mani/pedi party with your friends the night before! This reduces the chance of chipping and is a fun way to start the prom experience while saving a little money.

Another invaluable piece of advice is to wear a button down shirt while you get ready! Then you won’t mess up your hair and make up when you take off your shirt to put on your dress.

Are you wondering what to do with your hair? Just go to pinterest and search ‘prom hair’ and you will be overwhelmed with ideas. One way to narrow it down is to think what style will look the best with your dress. I found a great visual guide at Marie Claire called “21 Perfect Hair-and-Neckline Combos for Every Party Dress You Own”. Click the image below to see the article.

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Another article I came across was a fabulous guide on how to walk in heels! It has some fun gifs to illustrate some great advice.

One of my favourite quotes is “ Pace Yourself – If you’ve never baked before, you wouldn’t start out by baking a five-tier fondant-covered cake from scratch. No, you’d start with a box of Betty Crocker. The same applies when you’re trying out heels.”

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This is a fun time, so try not to stress too much about it!

 If you have any other handy hints for prom night or the weeks leading up to it, feel free to share in the comments below

And in case you wanted a run through for the big day we are booking Prom Mini sessions for the month of May in the studio for $75.  This is a special and it includes 30 minutes and one web size file.  Why wear your dress just once?  Call us if you would like to book a time.

Enjoy your big day!