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Styling Your Photoshoot

Styling like a pro!

Want your senior portrait session to have that fashion editorial vibe? Then learning to style your session is critical to take it from senior pics, the magazine cover worthy. Heres some tips to help you create your looks and bring them together like a pro.

Fashion styling is important in a fashion photoshoot because it helps to create a cohesive, visually appealing, and memorable look for the images, it can be used to evoke a certain mood or atmosphere and it can help to tell a story or convey a message in the images.

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Tip #1 - Research

Research the theme and aesthetic of the shoot and the clothing and accessories that will be used. Look at the work of other stylists and photographers for inspiration. Do this by referencing the board that you built and each section. Look at what props they use, colors that were the most used and textures. Use your board as your guide and refer back to it often.

Tip #2 - Plan Ahead

Make a plan for the shoot, including a mood board (this would be your pinterest board) and a list of clothing and accessories that will be used. This will help to ensure that everything is ready when the shoot begins. Try everything on, make sure it fits and is properly steamed.

"I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit." – Michael Kors

Tip #3 - Attention to Detail

Small details, such as jewelry, shoes, and bags, can make a big difference in the final images. Make sure that all of the details are thought out and that everything is in good condition. Not only do they bring an outfit together, they are a posing aid that can be a life saver. They are a MUST.

Tip #4 - Layering

Layering can add depth and texture to the images. Experiment with different combinations of clothing and accessories to create interesting and dynamic looks.

Tip #5 - Stay Organized

Keep the clothing and accessories organized during the shoot. This will help to keep things running smoothly and make it easier to change looks. I recommend putting accessories in baggies and labeling them.

Tip #6 - Stay Open to Change

Be open to adjusting the clothing and accessories during the shoot if necessary. Sometimes, a change in direction or a new idea can lead to even better images.

Tip #7 - Collaborate

Collaborate with the photographer and hair and makeup artist to create a cohesive and visually appealing final look. If you are not sure, reach out.


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