We are firm believers around here that TRUE BEAUTY is more than skin deep. It’s about who you are, what you love, and the passions that ignite your dreams. But we are also fans of giving you the senior photos you have dreamed of…and often, that starts with what you wear. Here’s our tips for how to choose your color scheme:
-Find the colors you look best in. Usually, your skin and hair tone is a good place to start to see whether you look best in jewel tones, bolds, or pretty pastels. This is a great, informative article to learn the basics about colors, and this is a fun little quiz to determine your general color palette. Pinterest is also a great place to find inspiration and ideas.
-Although the rules of color are a good starting point, ultimately you have to love the way you look. If you just can’t say no to a pretty pastel pink, but it’s not in your “color scheme”, try making some adjustments like adding a dark pant, or a darker shade scarf near your face to eliminate the pastel “wash-out” to your skin. Even a bright necklace (we love this pricey one from Stella and Dot and this affordable one from Forever 21) can bring the eye upward and help balance out a shade that may not be your exact “color”.
-Take the scenery into account when you’re choosing outfits and footwear. An uncomfortable model reflects immediately into the camera. By choosing fashionable but appropriate wear for your location, you can be assured you will look relaxed and cute! If you’ve requested a country shoot, bring sensible footwear like boots or low rise ankle booties (if you really want to do some heels in the country setting, bring some flats along to walk in and swap them for your heels when needed). An urban shoot with flat walking paths is the perfect place to break out those sky high heels.
-Try the WHOLE outfit on prior to your shoot. You’ll want to see the way a cardigan layers over a top or blouse, or find out that the maxi dress or skirt is see-through BEFORE you arrive! These things can really put a damper on your shoot, and again, the goal is for you to be comfortable and feel fantastic! By trying on the whole outfit, you can see where your skirts or dresses fall on your leg, and choose footwear that you will feel confident in.
Still stumped on what to wear? I love helping guide you through the process! Let me know if you have questions about what works best for your shoot.