Hey guys!! Through the last month or so I've been heavily booking session dates for this summer (and I'm SO EXCITED!). I've noticed a common question coming in... "What in the world do you wear for professional pictures?" While I do send out a Senior Guide to each of my ladies, I thought I would go a little more in depth for a blog post for you all... Here are my top FIVE things to remember when choosing your outfits for your senior portraits!
1. your go to outfit
There's nothing wrong with purchasing something new for a shoot, but also remember that almost everybody has an outfit in their closet that has always been their first choice... you feel confident in it, it fits correctly, and it truly reflects your style. I highly recommend pulling at least one outfit from your closet, and then maybe shopping around for the others!
2. Highlight what you love about yourself
A HUGE part of success in a photoshoot is confidence. It is very difficult to have fun in front of the camera if you're constantly concerned about how your clothes are fitting. For example, I personally am self-conscious about my stomach (aren't we all a little bit haha!) so I stay away from clothes that are tight in the mid-section. If your favorite feature is your long legs, grab some statement jeans and we'll make them pop out!
3. coordinate with your location
It's always super important to keep your location in mind when choosing your senior portrait outfits! If we're going to be shooting along the countryside in the middle of a field, a flowy maxi dress will look beautiful. If we're heading to your downtown and shooting around local shops, a more dressed up outfit with some fun heels always looks adorable!
4. Add a pop of color
While I love a good neutral outfit, it's always fun to add a little pop of color into your session. It draws attention to the subject, and it's very fun to style around. Some of my favorite ways to add a little extra color are with accent pieces like hats, scarves, sweaters, or a fun pair of shoes.
5. Let your hair down
I personally believe hair is the greatest accessory! I love when we get shots with it blowing in the wind, having you twirl the ends with your fingers, or tucking a piece back behind your ear. I think it adds a very natural and feminine vibe to your photos, and it also shows off your gorgeous locks!
There we go! I hope this post was helpful to you, and hopefully cleared up some questions you may have had! As always, please reach out to me at any time if you have more questions... I want your experience with OLP to be the very best!