I realize, though, that "fierce" means something different to everyone. When clients ask me for my opinion about what to wear, they're looking for solid answers. So, without further ado, I offer 4 can't-go-wrong styling tips that will help make you look and feel fabulous at your next photo session.
Patterns can be tricky. If not done correctly, they can sometimes detract from your face. If you're confident with patterns, great! Rock that leopard print/plaid/chevron stripe. If you're unsure about patterns or generally don't wear them, bold solids are an excellent alternative. Go with jewel-toned colors that compliment your skin tone and make you feel happy.
2. Statement Accessories.
Details can really make an outfit pop--especially against bold solids. Play up your solids with statement accessories like a chunky necklace, patterned scarf, or bright handbag.
3. Sleek layers.
Adding simple layers to your outfit with a fitted jacket or blazer can add great visual interest, and makes for a clean, sophisticated look.
Oh my gosh. Where do I begin? Sore, blistered, aching feet can ruin your mood. It's so important to be good to your feet--even when you're getting your photo taken! If you're set on wearing shoes that aren't the most comfortable for photos, bring flip flops or sneakers for those in between moments when we're walking from the car to the park or going all around the National Mall. I promise--you'll be glad you did!
5. Professional Makeup.
I encourage clients to have their hair and makeup professionally done before a photo session. After all, you want to look and feel your best. Splurging on a little "me time" is a great way to do that!
Don't have the time or resources for professional makeup? Don't worry, girl. I got you covered. I asked professional makeup artist Sev Gedra to help out. Check out these pointers she has about camera-ready makeup!