Joy Rahat Portraits

Wardrobe Styling for Photo Session


One of the major keys to successful portraits is preparation.

Wardrobe Styling and Concept Session is an exciting part of our workflow and complimentary with every portrait session .  Also you will have an access to our studio wardrobe collection.

It is important to note, that anything might be  flattering in person, they will not be slimming in camera.  So your wardrobe styling session will be a time where we access you wonderful wardrobe, have you try on pieces and together we create our short list of what will photograph the very best.

We understand that you know clothing well and your taste is impeccable. Our goal is to showcase 4-5 distinctively different styles, perhaps even try something new to showcase your different personalities.  The looks range from elegant, feminine, romantic, to edgy, casual or even sensual… Boudoir clients will have a vip  access to our  lingerie style guide in addition with shopping links.

While this shopping guide showcases dresses only, we welcome to bring your favorite jean, a lovely blouse or even lingerie.

Here is general rules of  camera-friendly wardrobes.

Wardrobe anatomy for portrait photography
  1. Fitted clothing that shows your shape works best for photographs. This applies to any body type. Outfits should hug  your curves, especially along your top half. ( loose, flowing skirts are fabulous as long as  your bodice or top is snug)    Skip that billowy, blouson top, or anything might be  flattering in person, they will not be slimming in camera.

  2. Sumptuous textures like lace, chiffon, beadwork or embroidery lend a rich element to your photos. Avoid high –contrast patents or prints, which are distracting. Logos or graphics are define “don’ts”

  3. Think about dresses  that are unique in color and or mood.

My Pinterest Inspiration Collections:

Glam, Exotic Beauty, Fantasy , More Dresses!

Joy Rahat Portraits located in Northern Virginia, and  offers studio, on location, destination sessions including: mother daughter, maternity, children, teen & high school seniordance and extended family sessions  including beauty portraits.  We are serving families living in Sterling, Leesburg, Ashburn, Reston, and DMV as well as Shenandoah Valley areas.

Under $100 dresses picked for you.

Click each dress to see the shopping link!

black dress for photo session
Red gown for portrait session
sparkly long dress beauty portraits
Peachy dress for photo sessions
Off white long summer dress for photo session
Tiered Tulle Maxi Dress
Tiered Ruffle Maxi Dress
Dark Pink Swiss-Dot Dress for outdoor portraits
Crochet Crop Top & Skirt Set for senior photo sessions
Sequined Dress senior portraits
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