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.
Fashion has always been something that has intrigued me, especially when it comes to portraits, and especially portraits that are fashion inspired. I often comb through Vanity Fair or Vogue publications for inspiration and unique portrait ideas. The photo below was created using a custom portrait background we painted here at our studio. I love the movement in the gown. This effect was created using special lighting and an industrial fan and is inspired by Annie Leibovitz and her Vanity Fair portraits. Tell us about what inspires you and together let’s create a beautiful portrait of you.
Call the Studio at 978-594-1728 to find out more about it.
If you’re fortunate enough to be able to make a three generation Family Portrait … Lucky you!
Celebrate your relationships. I had the pleasure of taking this family portrait and photographing these special people…. And now they have a priceless gift for Mothers Day. I love seeing the resemblance in all of them. And to find out more about Ladies Day Out, Girls Day Out and photographing woman in a contemporary fashionable way call the Studio. We would love to hear your ideas and collaborate on making a special portrait for you. Bring your Sisters, Daughters, Moms and Grandmoms! Remember to book a night out afterwards, because you will look gorgeous.
Springtime is a time for renewal and new beginnings, making it the perfect time to start a journey. Lana and Kevin celebrated a beautiful new life together with a historic Hawthorne Hotel wedding, taking advantage of our warming weather to also snap some great shots in some of the iconic Salem, Massachusetts, locations.
We absolutely love to see the green coming back to the Salem Common and surrounding areas–the lighting in this photo makes it one of my favorites from the day!
Both Lana and Kevin are professors, and I think you can see from the energy between them that they were a kind, wonderful couple to share such a special day with.
The dress Lana chose was very unique–a light grey with custom lace. Her stunning hair and makeup were done by Makeup Eden and Salon Sage here in Salem.
Of course, who could resist a snapshot of this little fellow escorting his bridesmaid down the aisle?
Those of you familiar with the Hawthorne Hotel will also notice their own fresh look in the Grand Ballroom–the walls have been painted, lightening the room significantly. We absolutely love it!
Congratulations, Lana and Derek! It was a pleasure celebrating with you.