Friday, October 9, 2009

What to wear: Senior Girls' Fall/Winter Edition

What you wear to your portrait session can make or break your images.

Let's start out by listing a few things you want to AVOID, AVOID, AVOID at all costs...

- horizontal stripes
- loud patterns or too many bright, bold colors that take attention away from you
- sleeveless shirts
- shirts with brands/writing on them
- baggy clothing
- Too-short skirt or shorts
- Tight clothing
- "High water" pants. (Try them on! Make sure they fit!) :)

Now, onto the good stuff. Here are some suggestions on what to wear/bring for your portrait session:

When you're in the studio, long sleeves are most flattering. Chose simple cuts in flattering colors and styles.

Avoid busy patterns! A little detail is ok,

but we want the focus to remain on you.

Spruce up your look with a fun accessory,

go for detail/texture in the style,

or even wear a jacket.

Short sleeves are fine for outdoors (bring along a jacket....brrrrrr!), but the same "rules" apply.

A few more notes...

Studio shots don't necessarily have to be formal. You can pair a nice sweater with jeans... even "tattered/distressed" jeans. It all depends on the look you want to achieve. If you are wearing "holey" jeans and a casual top for your outdoor photos, you may want something dressier for the studio shots.

Mix up your colors! Don't bring three blue shirts.

Make sure to bring matching SHOES and accessories.

If you're wearing light-colored clothing, make sure you have the appropriate undergarments to wear underneath.

Make sure your clothes are clean and wrinkle-free.

I am in no way affiliated with Maurices, but I loooooove shopping there and you are sure to find some great stuff to wear to your portrait session if you visit the store next to Harbor Cinemas in Ludington. The selection of clothing is awesome and so are the salespeople!