What should I Wear for My Portrait Session?
Here are four simple styling tips to consider:
1. CHOOSE COMFORT
Always choose comfortable clothing that you feel good wearing! If you feel uncomfortable, it will show in your facial expressions and posture...and in your portraits.
2. CHOOSE IN-SEASON COLORS
The decision to color coordinate or match wardrobe colors always comes down to personal preference. The current trend in portrait photography is to color coordinate outfits. Either choice looks great in photos!
Show your personal style! Layering pieces like a cardigan sweater or scarf add texture to your outfit. Add jewelry for extra pizzazz.
4. WEAR SOME MAKE UP
A little mascara and lipstick will enhance your facial features. Tinted moisturizers, foundations and blush help to smooth out skin tones and reduce redness. If you're prone to oily facial spots, consider applying a little powder before the session to reduce the shine. If you're not comfortable wearing makeup - don't wear it.
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When in doubt, lay it out. Gather all of the outfits, accessories and shoes and lay them out on your bed. Take a picture with your phone so you can envision how they will look in your portraits. This step will give you a chance to add, change or omit clothing items as you see fit!
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