• Carly Machen


Confidence to Smile During Your Photo Shoot

In all my photo sessions, I do my best to make sure that my client is relaxed and comfortable, but sometimes they can feel self-conscious about being in the spotlight. In fact, some can want to hide their smile because of the condition of their teeth. Whenever a client says they’re worried about how their smile will look in the photos, I give them this advice.


Do What You Can at Home

Believe it or not, you can get a lot accomplished in the comfort of your own home. Neglecting simple brushing and flossing on a daily basis can leave your teeth discolored, decayed, or covered in unattractive plaque deposits. When you take the time every day to take care of your teeth, your smile looks healthy and strong.

On top of brushing and flossing your teeth every day, you can choose to utilize whitening products from the store like toothpastes or strips. Over the course of a couple of weeks, you should be able to see a slight difference without much effort.


Turn to a Professional

In some cases, tooth discoloration may require more powerful solutions. Or perhaps you have multiple flaws in your smile, like chipped or gapped teeth, that you feel self-conscious about. It’s okay! It’s time to visit your dentist in Little Rock for help. Through a one-hour office appointment or a two-week take-home kit, professional-grade whitening treatment can remove years of deep stains.

For other imperfections, you can get porcelain veneers, which are made of thin, enamel-like ceramic. Your dentist in Little Rock can place these natural-looking veneers on top of your natural teeth, so your smile can attract the right kind of attention.


Just Have Fun

We’ve all seen the forced, fake smile look. It’s not pretty, but more importantly, it’s not real. Photo sessions are supposed to be interesting, creative, and even fun. Enjoy the experience and let yourself show your genuine smile. That way, you’re sure to love how your photos turn out.


If a picture is worth a thousand words, you want to make sure yours says what you really want it to say about you. By preparing your smile before your photo session, you can feel confident and let your personality shine. Want to schedule your shoot with me? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me—I can’t wait to capture photos of you soon!

  • Carly Machen

First off, I want to congratulate Karyssa for her impeccable genes in creating a literal angel, Kaia. Kaia is motivated by snacks and enjoys whipping her hair between deep-bellied laughs. The cuteness is honestly.. unreal.


I'd been playing around with the use of fabrics, face tattoos, and of course bubbles (per usual). I like this idea of replicating nature both physically & as a more synthetic or fabricated reality. Looking forward to future projects with this focus.


Interested in curating your own scene?


Message me for a consult to choose your own fabrics and face tattoos, included in your hour long shoot. You will receive 10 fully post-processed images with the option for add-ons!


























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