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.
Us too. Here at Louise Michaud Photographer we custom design some of our backgrounds for your portrait. I love having a unique background to offer my clients. It’s exciting to make something one of a kind that my clients can only get from me! I got my inspiration to paint this background from Annie Leibovitz’s legendary body of work. I am most inspired by her Vanity Fair style fashion shoots. You’ll be seeing some portraits using this Oliphant style canvas backdrop. It helps having a BFA in Visual Design!
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.
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.