Oftentimes clients ask me if there is anything that either of us can do to make them more photogenic, and I give them a resounding “yes.”There is a reason why celebrities have professionals assigned to wardrobe, make-up, hair and setting for their shoots: all those aspects have a huge impact photos. As your photographer, I get to know you and come up with a creative concept to capture you. Pair that with a new outfit and top notch make-up and don’t forget the fab photographer behind the lens 😉 and you are a ten. Seriously.
The wardrobe inspiration I created below came from JCrew, H&M, Forever 21, Wet Seal & Tilly’s and all the dresses were under $50. Gap, Anthropologie, Banana Republic & Free People are great, too.
A great place to start is with a basic dress that is fitted at the waist and is either solid or has a subtle pattern. Next, accesorize– slim the waist by adding a belt, draw attention to your face with a great necklace or hair clip, and by all means have fun with the shoes (bring along flip flops for travel if we are shooting on stiletto challenging terrain). Layering (adding a jacket, cami, caridgan, etc.) photographs well– it really pulls the outfit together . Undergarments are key, so make sure you are smooth and supported. Lastly, feel free to experiment and have fun with it.
Location/props: We brainstorm together during our consult and these go into the creative concept that I have for your shoot.
Make-up & Hair: A trusted, experienced make-up artist and hair stylist can make a world of difference. Hiring a make-up artist is probably the least expensive way to make the largest difference in your photo shoot.
I hope this has been helpful to you. I’d love to hear what you think.