You have picked the perfect date for your senior shoot and now the questions arises, “what to wear”? This topic is one that can be easily over complicated and a little stressful if you let it. Yes, it’s important to put thought into what you are going to wear, because the outfits can make or break your shoot. Especially, if you want your photos to truly tell who you are. Also, as a photographer, I personally feel that I photograph those “magical” shoots, when my clients have taken the time to pick outfits that help tell the story we are trying to photograph and if they feel AMAZING in what they are wearing.
These two sisters didn’t have one set of outfits to plan, but two! They really knew their sense of style and being twins, were used to coordinating things and of course, sharing things. I LOVE the energy and bond that they have. They are so on the same page with what they share in common, a love for fashion, but are still two completely different souls.
In addition to sharing with you these two stunning newly graduated seniors, I wanted to also share with you five tips to make picking your outfits a FUN process!
Number 1. Give Yourself Plenty of Time
I have to admit that some of my best ideas come out of procrastination. There is just something about the pressure of being last minute that stimulates ideas for me. However! It is never enough time for me to get the tangibles that I need! Give yourself time to plan and get the things you need for your shoot.
Number 2. Get Styling Assistance
Stylists do exists and they are worth every penny! Some photographers have a knack for it and offer assistance themselves as part of their process. You may even know a friend or someone who has a talent for styling that can assist you.
Number 3. Use Pinterest for Inspiration and to Organize
You can create a “Secret” board on Pinterest and pin things that are visuals for your photo shoot. Invite your stylist, photographer, or even a talented stylist friend to your board to help you pin. Looking at your board really helps you get a visual and some of the pins link directly to where you can purchase a needed item if the pin is current. Follow me on Pinterest to get some of my own ideas and inspiration!
Number 4. Think About the Mood that You Want to Convey
Use the adjectives for the mood that you want to convey and pin things that are in line with that mood like colors and textures. For example, if you want a “dreamy” vibe, then creams, pastels, lace, and sheer fabric may be in order.
Number 5. Photograph Your Outfits
Once you have your outfits together, invite a friend over to snap some shots of you in each outfit. You can make it more fun by snapping with a fun polaroid camera like, the Fuji Film Instax Mini 8. You can keep them as memories and see how they photograph. If you feel amazing, then it’s a winner!
Now you can go have fun while you pick your outfits like these gorgeous twins did! Having a little bit of direction helps make any planning process easier and more enjoyable. If you have any styling tips that you would like to share, I would LOVE if you shared them in the comments below! What has helped you make picking out outfits for ANY occasion more enjoyable?
Until next time,