When Christmas started coming around, I knew that I wanted to create a holiday themed fashion photoshoot. The colors and details of the holidays are so fun! Glitter, champagne, evening gowns and fun – all of these elements are so cozy and so fun to photograph.
I asked Estefany to model for me for this shoot. She is a wonderful model! Her movements were natural, graceful, and easy to photograph.
In working with models, I’ve learned a few things that help make posing easier. A few tips are:
Give the model something to do. It’s so much easier to pose naturally when you have something to do with your hands
Slow down a little bit. Keep an eye on your image. How does the model look? Does her hand or arm look a bit weird? Are there any weird angles? Is there anything you can have her do to make it look a bit more natural and graceful? Keeping an eye on the little details, while maintaining a relaxed, natural environment, can make a huge difference.
Talk! Being in front of the camera can be a really vulnerable experience.Make sure you talk with your model. Tell them what their doing well, and compliment them on the amazing work their doing. This helps them feel more relaxed and confident. Doing this helps create an environment where you both are working together and feel great, and this can create some really beautiful imagery.
For props in this shoot, I just went to my nearest Target and Dollar Store, and bought some cute bows and decorations.
How gorgeous does Estefany look in these shots?!
If you were to plan a holiday fashion photoshoot, what props would you use? There are so many fun themes to explore – baking, lights, gifts, colors….
These photos reminded me a bit of the holiday version of Rosie the Riveter!
For these shots, I wanted to transition from a Christmas holiday vibe into more of a New Years Eve party vibe. The leather skirt, wine glass, and silver bow were perfect for this look!
I hope you had as much fun looking at these as I did! If you’re interested in doing a photoshoot together, don’t forget to contact me here!