As a photographer we want our clients to feel their best & a bright, white smile telling them to “say cheese” helps make them feel more comfortable to give back that genuine smile.
Since launching Modish Digital earlier in the fall, I’ve had the opportunity to photograph some wonderful families as they get ready to send out holiday cards this season. It’s already intimidating enough to have your photo taken, so it’s my job as the photographer to make them feel comfortable and develop an immediate connection with me to draw out those genuine, happy moments together as a family. Nothing does that better than a bright, white smile.
When I’m telling my clients to “say cheese” they’re seeing a genuine smile looking out at them. A natural response to a smiling person is to smile back at them! See how that works? I smile at them, they smile back at me and I’m just there to capture it with my camera. That’s when I’m able to grab that authentic laugh or happy moment on film.
In order to get my smile at its whitest, I used the Smile Brilliant at home teeth whitening system that does wonders compared to the strips we’ve all attempted at one time or another. It is such a simple process to get customized teeth whitening trays that arrive right at your door and cost a fraction of the price compared to what they’ll charge for a similar procedure at the dentist (let’s be honest, we don’t need anymore reasons to go back to the dentist!).
The whole process is super simple! Once the kit arrives, take a few minutes to look over the instructions and get familiar with all the products enclosed.
You’ll want to immediately prepare to make your teeth impressions. They have clear step-by-step instructions on how to make the putty that’ll go into the trays.
Now that the putty has been made, you’ll want to place it into the tray so you can make your customized teeth impressions (you’ll do the top & bottom at separate times to ensure quality impressions). This is how you’ll really get that dentist quality teeth whitening results!
Alright, so the trays are filled with the putty mixture and now it’s time to make the first set of upper impressions! Follow the instructions and their tips for the best results.
Pop the tray in your mouth, set the timer for 2 minutes 30 seconds (minimum) and feel free to check your Instagram while you’re waiting. You can even read this quick article on the Benefits of Custom-Fitted Trays while you wait.
You’ll repeat the procedure to get your bottom impressions. After you’ve verified that you’ve obtained a good set of impressions it’s time to mail them to the lab so they can make your custom fit whitening trays!
Your custom whitening trays will be created and shipped to you within 5 business days after receiving your impressions. Don’t hesitate to start whitening right away. Just follow the detailed instructions and you’re on your way to the best smile you’ve had yet! I noticed huge results just after a few applications & have already been receiving compliments.
Before & After
I’ve never felt more confident heading to a photoshoot then I do now with my beautiful white smile! If it’s this one simple trick that’ll help my clients feel more comfortable in front of the camera then it’s 100% worth it.
Be the reason someone smiles today.
I was so happy with the results from using Smile Brilliant that we’ve teamed up to do a giveaway for one of my lucky readers! One winner will receive an at home whitening kit with six syringes (you can choose three whitening and three desensitizing syringes or six whitening), valued at $139.95. All you have to do is enter your name and email through the link posted below. The winner will be selected on December 29, 2016. To receive 5% off your purchase use code: modishandmain at check out.
Photography by Aisha Zaza
This post is in collaboration with Smile Brilliant, but all opinions and results are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible!
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