If opportunity permits, bring a parent or a friend with you. Having someone else around can help loosen up the thought that all the attention is on you! Now, while it is all on you, your attention isn’t all on you anymore. When there are people in the background, cracking jokes, making faces or lending cues, it makes everything more fun, at ease and relaxed. I get my best shots when my subject is not thinking about posing, but just having fun with it all. Everyone with you and your photographer is helping to contribute to the final outcome. So, my last tip in this series is to simply plan on making a little party of it...bring a friend!