“Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” Ellen DeGeneres
Those words could not be any truer, Ellen! This week we are focusing on style suggestions and practical pointers to make you feel more at ease in front of the camera.
First, let’s start off with what you wear. We suggest that you wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Pick what your heart desires, and what feels best to YOU. If you are having a difficult time deciding, you are more than welcome to bring some clothing options to your pre-consultation with you, and we will help you choose!
Neutrals typically photograph very well and look very flattering. It's fun to stick to a basic color palette, and add pops of color in here and there!
We usually recommend wearing clothing that does not have any words on it, unless you are wearing that special t-shirt with a saying that you love and you intentionally want that to be a focal point.
When choosing outfits for family photographs, pick your own outfit first (mom)! Then, have the rest of your family coordinate, but don't choose outfits that are too "matchy-matchy". Again, we are more than happy to assist with choosing outfits during your pre-consultation appointment.
So, we have talked about styling, now let’s get into how you position your body. Here are some practical pointers:
Posture Matters: How you display yourself in front of the camera is super important. We suggest that if you have your shoulders relaxed and down your back with your chest out, this will give off the impression that you are confident! Also, if you smile or laugh don’t pull your chin back in close to your chest. Instead, extend your neck out, so that you don’t get double chins!
Get moving: Even if we aren’t holding the shutter button down to snap a picture every second, take this time for yourself to relax and get moving! Use what you are wearing to have some fun twirl that skirt or dress, play with you bracelets, rings, or even for a guy, see if your tie is in the right spot! Maybe tweak it a bit!
Have fun: Lastly, when we see you having fun, we will too! Having fun is key to a great photo shoot, and we hope that we can have that experience with every one of our clients!