Fashion Portrait Shoot with Amanda and Chris

Chris and Amanda came by the studio last week for a couples portrait shoot. Rather than a traditional romantic look, we went for a look that was more fashion forward by using dark colors and strong poses.

The styling was loosely based on the annual Vanity Fair Oscar portraits shot by Mark Seliger. It’s always fun to incorporate a fashion look into a photo shoot and these guys killed it. The key to making it work is a little bit of planning before the shoot to find some inspiration, and then the wardrobe, to make it work.

What you wear to a portrait photo shoot is probably the most important thing that will determine the quality of the final photos. If you have something in mind but don’t have the clothes, there are lots of options. Borrowing from friends and family is probably easiest and least expensive. It’s also possible to rent high end gowns from online places like Rent the Runway and tuxes from the local mens’ shop. Check out the glamour portfolio page for some ideas.

Chris wore an all gray suit with just the vest to give the images a bit less formality while Amanda went with a sexy black dress with a deep sweetheart neck line. Both were perfect for adding sophistication and a feeling of luxury.

Loved working with these guys on this shoot. And thanks as always to Kerri for an awesome job on hair and makeup!

Portrait with woman sitting with dress pulled up

Couple wearing black