You might be wondering…. What should I wear for my studio portrait session?
THIS is something that I love to help my clients with.
The first thing to consider is if your portrait is going to be casual or formal.
Are you considering a studio portrait or an outdoor portrait? Simple solid colors are most often the best choices for your studio portrait session. Portraits can range from casual to formal, modern to traditional. Light and airy…. dark and stormy.
Once you decide, we can start planning your outfit. As professional photographers we can create a wide range of styles of portraits. It is important to communicate to your photographer how you envision yourself or your family being photographed. In the planning session we like to determine what you might want to wear. SO, What’s in YOUR closet? We are happy to help with that.
We like to discuss the “look and feel” of the portrait, where its going to hang in your home or office or perhaps if you will be making an album.
For example, I’ve selected the outfit above from MY closet. I found this particular outfit with the help of my beautiful stepdaughter at Scout and Molly’s
I often prefer solid colors because they don’t pull away or compete with the face. For my portrait, I’m choosing black and a more contemporary outfit. I know the background of the portrait will be medium tones resulting in a more contemporary feel.
Let me help you discover the best way to dress for your portrait.
With all of the weddings I do and post about, it may come as a surprise to know that I love shooting headshot and portrait photography. I recently had the opportunity to photograph a stunning model and actress, Erica Snow, for a headshot session in my studio. As you can see below, she is a natural in front of the camera, which made the shoot all the more enjoyable.
Makeup Eden and Salon Sage are to thank for the great job on her hair and makeup.
Some of you have likely talked to me about The 99 Faces Project, or maybe you’ve read about it on my website as I am one of three photographers participating in the project.
Started by Lynda Cutrell, the project seeks to change the way we see mental illness in this country by photographing 33 people on the schizophrenia spectrum, 33 people on the bipolar spectrum, and 33 of the people who love them. As Lynda writes on the website, “A key to living well with any disability, is not to be burdened with fear of stigma, but rather to have both loving acceptance and inspiring role models.”
Participating in The 99 Faces Project has been fun and enlightening, and I’m so happy to be able to share with you that it has been approved for an exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, expected opening is Memorial Day Weekend 2017. The exhibit will invite you and others to come and look at the faces for yourself and see the beauty in each individual. As soon as we have the exact dates, we’ll be sure to let you all know.
It has been such a pleasure working with Jennifer from Makeup Eden and Brandon from Salon Sage on this. We have had people from all walks of life be photographed and help with the project–it’s been truly amazing.
For more information about The 99 Faces Project, visit their website at www.99facesproject.com.
Have you ever thought of having your professional business headshot session take place in your own work environment?
Jennifer did and I’d say that it was a great idea. Although we have a studio location available for professional portraits or corporate headshots, sometimes it is better to photograph you in your own environment.
Your environment says a lot about you, your style and your profession. It helps your viewers know more about you. And it gives us unique backgrounds and settings. I love the variety of portraits we were able to capture at Makeup Eden.
Her studio colors lend themselves to great natural facial tones and now from one photography session she has images to multiple advertising and promotional needs. #louisemichaudphotographer #businessheadshot #professionalportrait