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Tips on What to Wear for your Portrait Session

I have to say one of my most common questions prior to a portrait session is “What should I wear?” Below I’ve outline my top 5 tips to help you prep for session. Give them a read and comment if you have any tips I should add and expand on!

  • Consider your location
    When choosing what to wear it’s important to consider the location of your session. It’s best to think of the potential backdrops you’re images will have. For example are you going to be at a busy apple orchard or a beach. If you are having your portraits taken at a location where there are a ton of different backdrop options wearing neutral colors is the way to go, but wearing patterns can distract from the main focus of the photo.
  • Choose timeless clothing
    Stay away from trendy clothing options…unless you plan on having portraits done more than once a year. Don’t get me wrong having a fun creative photo session is a great idea and lots of fun! But you have keep in mind your plans for the final images. For example, am I going to display this in my home or is this just for fun? Wearing timeless clothing will most likely lead to you wanting to display images from your session year after year.
  • Choose an outfit you feel most confident in.
    When you’re wearing an outfit that makes you feel good it’s displayed through your confidence. It’ll be easier to pose and smile for the camera if you’re not worried about what your wearing!
  • Coordinate but don’t match.
    I always think that some of the best photos are the ones where everyone is wearing something from the same color scheme. Choose a few colors and pick items that will match the scheme.
  • Ask your photographer!
    My last tip in planning your photo session is work with your photographer. Yes, they are there to take your photos and make sure they are everything you expect. However, part of that process is making sure you have everything you need prior to start of your session.

Fall Mini Session at Beardsley Orchard, Shelton, CT

Session Details:
Join Courtney Lewis Photography for this fall inspired mini shoot! Each session will be styled with fall and orchard inspired props! These sessions will take place at Beardsley Cider Mill & Orchard in Shelton, CT.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Session is 20 minutes in length.
Client will receive 8 edited digital images.
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$125 per a session, $45 deposit to reserve your session
Contact me to reserve your session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Summer Family Portrait Session with the Johnson’s

The Johnson family are avid beach goers and love the summer! When planing their session a beach location was required and I was happy to oblige as I too love the beach. I decided on shooting at The Seawall in Stratford, CT; it’s  mostly beach but also a great walking spot right on the Long Island Sound. A great place to stick your toes in the sand white embracing the seabreeze AND it’s also a great spot for a photo shoot!

Fall Mini Session Dates and Details

Session and location details listed below. Sessions begin at 8:00 and run every 30 minutes until 10:00 am.
Contact me to reserve your session.

Boothe Memorial Park in Stratford, CT
Only 5 sessions available! 
Session Details:
Saturday, October 13, 2018
20 minutes in length
8 digital images
$125 per a session
$45 deposit to reserve your session
The Seawall in Stratford, CT.
Only 5 sessions available! 
Session Details:
Saturday, October 20, 2018
20 minutes in length
8 digital images
$125 per a session
$45 deposit to reserve your session
Mini Sessions                                              I still have weekday and Saturday spaces available in September through October! Email me for possible dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Chance to Enter to Win a FREE Mini Session

Facebook Contest! Here’s how to earn your chance for a free mini session.

1. Visit our Facebook page.
2. Share today’s post for a chance to win a free mini session. (Look for the post with the image featured below)

Package includes*:
20 minutes shoot time
Online gallery for review
8 edited images
*Our mini sessions have a $125 value.

Share the post no later than 12:00 August 3. Winner will be selected at random.

To make the deal even sweeter if your friend books a portrait session before August 31 they’ll save 25%. Session can be used anytime during 2018! This is perfect opportunity to do your family portrait, your kids, or just yourself.

Contact us for further details!

Win a FREE Mini Session

Facebook Contest! Here’s how to earn your chance for a free mini session.

1. Visit our Facebook page.
2. Share today’s post for a chance to win a free mini session. (Look for the post with the image featured below)

Package includes*:
20 minutes shoot time
Online gallery for review
8 edited images
*Our mini sessions have a $125 value.

Share the post between today through August 3 at 12:00 am. Winner will be selected at random.

To make the deal even sweeter if your friend books a portrait session before August 31 they’ll save 25%. Session can be used anytime during 2018! This is perfect opportunity to do your family portrait, your kids, or just yourself.

Contact us for further details!