Preparing for a portrait session can take a lot of work and I often receive questions from clients about what to wear and bring to their session. At Capitol Photo Interactive, it is very important to that you look your best in your photos and that the photos articulate your style and personality. To make preparing for your portrait session a little less stressful, I have compiled a list of recommendations below.
Creating image variety is essential for a successful portrait session. A great way to do this is by making simple wardrobe changes. Consider bringing additional outfits to your session to switch things up. I suggest having options such as a dressy look, a casual look and maybe something in between.
Wearing jewelry is great way to insert your personal style into your portraits. Remember that any jewelry you choose to wear should be simplistic and to a minimal. My clients that wear glasses tend to remove them when it is time to be photographed. If people would not recognize you without glasses, you want to wear glasses in your shoot.
Hair And Makeup
If you choose to do your own hair and makeup, that it perfectly fine, but having your hair and makeup professionally done can add that extra oomph to your images. A subtle application of makeup can really accent you facial features and soften your skin. I would recommend having an experienced hair and makeup professional for your portrait session. An experienced professional will know what photographs well and how to make you look absolutely incredible in your photos.
Bringing in your own props is a great way to personalize your session. Your portrait session is about you so it only makes sense to have some items that will showcase your personality. I encourage my clients to bring items that represent them and their personality. Using props that are meaningful to you are great additions to your portrait session.
If you are unsure about an outfit or prop you would like to bring and would like some advice, contact Capitol Photo Interactive today at 203-255-4002.