Tender Look Photography has moved to Joanna Joy Photography!

Tender Look Photography has rebranded and moved to a new website!  (I left this old site up because I'm sentimental that way and love to flip through old photos for a trip down memory lane!)  The new site has fresh look but the same love of natural photos - documenting wedding days,  capturing family relationships for gorgeous wall prints. . . Visit Joanna Joy Photography to view current pricing, recent weddings, and tons of helpful wedding planning advise on the new blog!

What to Wear

What to Wear || Blushing Bridesmaids

Written by Joanna on Tuesday, 03 April 2012. Posted in What to Wear

What to Wear - Bridesmaid Mix and Match

Trying to choose one dress to flatter and suit a group of bridesmaids is a task best left undone!  If you're comfortable passing on a bit of the wedding day decision making, let your girls choose their own dresses.  A mix and match approach can be beautiful!  It's full of character and the results will reflect the personality of your best friends.  That's why you choose them - for their individuality and character - that unique bit that makes each bridesmaid special to you.

Choose a color scheme, maybe set a few guidelines . . . an advance gift of a pretty bag or piece of jewelry can help each plan her outfit around your color scheme and pull it all together . . . then let 'em shop!  Better yet - plan a shopping trip together!

View shopping information for the collection above on Polyvore.

What to Wear || Spring to Success

Written by Joanna on Saturday, 31 March 2012. Posted in What to Wear

What to Wear - Senior Portraits

The  big question "What should I wear???"  There is no basic answer.  If we all wore the same thing we'd be Clone Troopers.  We have unique body issues, complexes, preferences, and style attitudes - we wont even mention budgets!  You don't have to hit the mall before a shoot (though it's an excellent excuse!).  Here are some basic tips to help you pull a collection from your closet or to help you make your shopping list.

What to Wear to a Senior Photo Session:

  • Bring several silhouettes.  All your tops or bottoms should not be the same shape.  This will add variety to your shots and show your figure off differently.  Stick with what you're comfortable with, but mix it up.
  • Be sure to include at least one neutral top (black, cream, grey, white, etc.)  Whatever solid neutral color looks best on you.  This allows for head shots or close ups that focus on the color of your eyes, or hair etc.  Also as color trends change, this type of photo will appear more classic.
  • Add some pop.  Draw attention.  Each outfit should have a WOW.  Either an eye-catching color, a unique fabric texture, a piece of jewelry, snazzy shoes, or something that adds a pop and brings the focus to you.
  • Bring at least three levels of comfort - a formal outfit, something casual, and something in the middle.  These allows for a range of looks - some formal posing, some fun casual candids, etc.  
  • Trendy is great but be sure to include at least one classic outfit - you don't want your session looking dated within a year.
  • Bring at least 5 outfits or more.  We can help choose the outfits that will look best with the locations choosen.
  • Bring several choices of footwear.  Feet are included in full length portraits - you don't want the same shoes in all your poses.
  • Be sure nails are groomed nicely.  Many close up shots include hands - chipped polish or untrimmed nails can be distracting.
  • Professional hair and makeup is an option or have a trusted friend help you get ready.  You'll feel more confident and this will reflect in your poses.  

Final tip - wear what makes you smile.  The prettiest thing on a girl is always her smile. :)

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