Welcome to the first installment of Photo Chic, the periodic blog posts I'll be writing to give you inspiration and ideas for your beautiful, personalized and unique portrait sessions. These posts will highlight what is new and hip in the fashion industry with a traditional twist and how you can use these ideas to spark the creative juices and fashion an heirloom portrait for you and your families to cherish for generations to come.
As many of you know, award season in Hollywood is in full swing, and the first of those events was the Golden Globes ceremony just earlier this week. While many people watching were voting for their favorite shows and actors, I was studying the clothing choices and how fabulous each red carpet dress would look in a formal portrait session. I have to admit, I don't watch a lot of mainstream TV, so I was easily distracted by all the gold and lovely creams and pale pinks! I'm a girl after all, so all those colors screamed gorgeous color pallets to me.
In addition to the dominant color choices of nude, pink and gold, I wanted to point out the textures and embellishments that take the outfits one step further towards unique and chic. The beautiful texture of Anne Hathaway's gown was unbeatable, but what really caught my attention on her dress was her exposed back. What an amazing portrait to capture of her with her back to the camera, and ever so casually, looking back over her shoulder towards the camera. And the flower embellishment on Natalie Portman's dress gave it just a hint of femininity. Of course all these details should be utilized in minimal ways so as not to distract from you, the beautiful subject, but as you can see from some of these samples, a little goes a long way for a gorgeous, timeless and individual look.