Flattering your features

Mother and daughters portrait session in the Colorado mountains | Flattering your Features | Keeping Composure Photography

ALL OF US, REGARDLESS OF OUR SHAPES and sizes, have something that we're self-conscious about, so recognizing what area that is in advance is key. Choosing flattering silhouettes and colors that complement your natural features are the best ways to love the way you look - and feel - in your photos. Quick tip: maxi dresses and long skirts do wonders for most women, and are actually quite comfortable, too! If you buy a new outfit, be sure to try it on before bringing it to the session! Or, think of that one piece or outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks every time you wear it; start with that and build from there.

Sunrise young woman portrait session in the Colorado mountains | Flattering your Features | Keeping Composure Photography

Layers are magic

THREE-QUARTER LENGTH SLEEVES create an awesome slimming effect on all arms, so be on the lookout for an option with a longer length sleeve. You could also bring a cute jacket, blazer or cardigan along, too. Note: skinny straps or strapless dresses have the opposite effect on arms on camera, so try to avoid those whenever possible if your goal is a set of slimmer-looking arms.

Mother and daughters portrait session in the Colorado mountains | Flattering your Features | Keeping Composure Photography

give your feet some love

HEELS ELONGATE WOMEN’S LEGS making them look fabulous. If heels aren't your go-to, try a pair of nice wedges to add some height. And if you go with open-toed shoes, flats or heels, consider a pedicure before your session so you don’t regret letting your feet show. Tall boots are also a great option for autumn and winter sessions - practical and stylish! These little tricks make all the difference.

Pro tip: if heels are your choice, Bring a pair of easy-to-kick-off flats to wear when moving from place to place in between photos. Your feet will thank you later!