What Do I Bring??
I don't know what to bring", "I don't have anything dressy that I wear anymore", "I don't have anything that fits me!"... These are common responses I receive from clients. The majority of my clients have never had professional portraits taken before and therefore, looks or wardrobes is always one of the main topics during a consultation. I usually manage 4-5 different looks during a portrait session and so I encourage clients to bring a variety of different looks. Some clients have brought in a few basic pieces, some clients have shown up at the studio with a suitcase. In any case, between myself and my make-up artist, we'll help you decide on which looks to start with and then we see how the portrait session evolves...
However, in almost every portrait session I am creating looks or complimenting my clients outfits with various props and fabrics that I have in my studio. Each of the outfits in these photos below were created completely from 'scratch'. I reassure my clients that it's not necessary to go out and spend a lot of money on new outfits as it is completely possible to drape and create beautiful looks. It's amazing what you can do and how much fun you can have playing with props and fabric!!!
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