The number one question I get asked about upcoming photo shoots is WHAT DO I WEAR?
Well I thought it would be brilliant to call on Stephanie with Style by Stef.
I just adore this girl. Every single photo shoot I have the privilege of doing with her she BRINGS IT! Her sense of style is flawless and I thought she’d be perfect to help you answer all your questions. I know what I like and once I buy it and bring it home I struggle with how to put it all together sometimes. I know a few of you can relate. I recently called on Stef to help me pull together my outfits for some upcoming photo shoots that I will be sure to share later. I couldn’t believe how I could already use what I had in my closet! She pulled together a private style board just for me on Pinterest and I was able to piece together stuff I already had using her tips. And I have to say I felt great!! Finally polished and put together!
Stephanie is a personal stylist, fashion blogger, and mother of two. She is the owner of Stylebystef – a service designed to help men and women love the way they look by working with their body shape, lifestyle, and budget.
one of my fave shots from Stef’s wedding at the Park Hyatt . Incredible wedding dress with texture and elegance.
And now here’s Stef! (Some pictures we used are from Pinterest for example sake)
I always get a ton of compliments on the photos from our sessions with Click Photography – not only for the quality of their work but also for what we are wearing!
What’s the trick to getting picture-perfect outfits? Here are a few of my tricks that can be used across for any occasion and across any season.
1. History Lesson. Think of a time where you wore something that received a ton of compliments. You likely felt very confident and had a big smile on your face so why not use this as inspiration to re-create a similar look!
I loved this look Stef wore for her belly shoot. And I know its been used by other clients. It’s a fabulous pop of colour and use of co-ordinating colours.
2. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings. Are you going to be by the water? In the trees? Choosing complimentary colors, patterns and textures help link your surroundings to your outfit. Add an orange stripe to your look if you are by water or throw in a pop of purple or pink to play off green space.
3. Over-Accessorize. Take your accessories up a notch by layering patterns, textures, finishes and styles. Multiple bracelets or a statement necklace give photos a lot of interest and make a simple outfit really stand out.
Loved this necklace Stef wore for her wedding day . Antique necklace from her mom. Over Accessorizing works for photos!!!
4. Coordinate…Don’t Match. Choose a colour palette that has three or four colours and have everyone mix and match with solids and patterns. Prints and patterns are visually interesting and allow each person to show off their personality!
5. Bring Layers. It’s easy to change the entire look of a photo with the addition of a great jacket or oversized scarf. Pack a small bag with a sweater, a jacket, a button up shirt, a scarf, and a change of shoes. You’d be surprised how with a simple swap of an item can inspire a photographer!
6. Colour Pop. Photos that really stand out have a pop of colour somewhere. It can be as bold as a coloured blazer or as small as a pendant necklace. If you are a white t-shirt and blue jeans kind of person than inject something bold for interest!
7. Take A Photo! If you are trying a new look for your photo shoot or aren’t sure if your choice of patterns work together – take a photo. Do you like what you see immediately? If you don’t smile or aren’t sure if it works – I wouldn’t suggest you wear it for your photo shoot.
8. Something Meaningful. Whether it is a family heirloom or a handmade accessory, something personal sparks something inside that exudes a lot of love through photos and will surely make you smile every time you look at them.
Matching handmade hats
Above all, you want to look like YOU. Confidence is key when getting your photo taken and feeling great in your skin goes a long way to making sure that everything else in the photo comes together.