4 TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SENIOR SESSION: #3
Jul 13, 2020 | By: AP Senior Portraits
Your clothing choices are possibly the most important factor in determining the overall style of your portraits. A good photographer will have helped you plan a bit and should recommend that you bring along at least a couple extra outfits so that they can help you decide what will photograph best. The following are some tips and tricks to help you out
Show your personality and style - choose clothes that are YOU! Don’t wear something you think others would wear but rather clothes that fit your personality.
Be comfortable - pick clothes that you feel comfortable in. If you don’t like fitted styles, then don’t wear them. Make sure what you choose allows you to move into different poses such as sitting, squatting, etc. IMPORTANT! Try on the outfits. Be critical of the way they fit and make you feel. Not only do you want your outfits to make you look great... you also want them to make you FEEL great! The more confident you are about the way you look and feel, the more fun you’ll have! As long as you love your outfits, a good photographer will find or create the backgrounds and poses to make you look great!
Choose colors that look good on you - choose colors that flatter your specific skin tone and colors you like. If you hate pink, don’t wear it. If you have a pale skin tone, choose colors that accentuate that.
Accessorize...those details such as socks, shoes, jewelry, hats, scarves, sunglasses, belts, boots, jackets, etc can make all the difference! A little bling adds a lot!
Choose a Variety of Looks -Think variety... styles, colors, textures... you’ll want clothes that fully express your personality. Remember that your portraits can represent all seasons. Bring a range of clothing despite the actual weather. shorts, Capri, long pants, skirts, dresses, tanks, t-shirts, long sleeves, polos, sweaters, jackets....Add a little extra fun to your session by assembling at least one outfit that represents your wilder side!
Instant diet tricks! If you want to look slimmer... - choose darker colors - opt for longer sleeves ... a good guideline to follow is the larger the arm the longer the sleeve - avoid busy patterns - such as stripes and plaids - as they can add 1 to 2 sizes - avoid outfits that are a combo of light & dark... such as white jeans with a black shirt - avoid loose or bulky clothing
For the ladies: - for skirts and short dresses, boy shorts are recommended - if you want to get wet, dress in layers and use solid foundation-wear so clothes don't go too sheer. - let’s not forget about bringing your awesome prom dress!
As always, if you have any comments or questions, don't hesitate to ask!