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6 1/2 tips on what to wear for your winter senior shoot :: {Colorado Springs Senior Portrait Photographer}

Summer senior portraits sessions seems so easy to style and prepare for…warm sunshine definitely means fewer layers and tons of cute dresses, but winter senior portraits shoots can be just as incredible as summer shoots!  Styling a winter shoot does take a little more careful planning, but I definitely think that planning the fashion part of a senior shoot is half the fun!  Don’t let chilly temps and snowy days keep you bored and indoors! Get out and have a blast in the snow with extra layers, fun accessories, and pops of color!  Follow these tips to get the most out of your winter senior session!

  1. Layers : Bundle, cuddle, snuggle up in extra layers to keep the chill out!

        One of the most fun parts about winter senior photoshoot fashion is bringing a ton of extra layers to add amazing changes to your outfit and to keep you warm between shots!  It is amazing what kind of change can happen when you add in a fur layer over your adorable top or cute  overcoat over your dress to change up your look! Don’t be afraid to bring extra layers that will keep you warm and fashionable during your shoot! The more the merrier!  The last thing I want is for you to feel frozen half way through your shoot;  so even if we take off a layer for one shot, we can always add that layer right back on for the next photo!  Layers add dimension and tone to your overall outfit, so it is a huge bonus that you get to bundle up a lot more in the winter!  Figure out ways to repurpose some of those adorable spring and summer outfits (like your cute summer dresses!!!) by adding layers over the top or underneath!  One of the cutest looks I’ve seen this winter is wearing a summer dress with tights or leggings underneath (extra layers & warmth!!!) with knee high boots and an unbuttoned flannel over the top your dress to keep you a little more snug!  Don’t be afraid to try something new! Winter is such a magical time so get caught up in the magic with new fun layers and outfit ideas!

 

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2. Color : Pop it!
 
     Nature during winter doesn’t always put on as much of a show as it does during the summer and fall months, but you can add your own show by adding gorgeous pops of color to your outfits!  One of the easiest ways to add color to your outfit is through accessories and those extra layers.  Don’t be afraid to try a bold color! Red is GORGEOUS against the snow, and if your session happens to take place before Christmas then BONUS!  If red seems a bit too bold for your personality or style, try different shades of purple, wine, blue, and pink that enhance your natural beauty and compliment your outfits!  Winter often has some of the most gorgeous lighting and soft color tones so adding pops of color can really enhance your photos!  You can also add hints of color or bold expressions of color through your make up!  Winter can be such a great time to try a new look or color that wouldn’t have tried during the other seasons!!

 

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3. Accessorize!!!! 
 
     Your accessories come in quite handy during winter shoots!  You can use your accessories to pull off the final look, add layers, and add colors to your overall look.  Accessories can be a small and subtle as earrings or a ring, or something more large like a scarf, beanie, or chunky piece of jewelry!  Hair accessories are a blast during winter shoots.  Experiment with different looks and find the ones that look amazing on you to add that extra little something to your outfit during your winter shoot.

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4. Try Something New
 
     Your winter senior shoot is a GREAT time to try something new!  Be as bold and adventurous as you want to be when you go hunting for that something new. One of the easiest (and probably most fun!) ways to try a little something different during this season is to raid your friends’ closets!  Try going for a something you might never buy for yourself…think layers & accessories!!!  I’m sure your friends would love the chance to help you style your magical winter shoot!  If you’re coming up empty in the clothing department for something new, then maybe try a new lip color, eye shadow, or nail polish!  The smallest little changes can help you feel extra confident and add a ton of fun to your shoot.

 

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5. Shoes: HEAVENS YES!!!! 
 
     Obviously, during winter your poor feet need to be far more adequately covered than your summer flip flops or fall TOMS, but that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for stuffy looks just because it is cold outside!  If you can’t part with your Uggs, then bring them!!!  But also, think about those adorable ankle books or knee high boots hanging out in the back of your closet (or calling your name at the mall!!)!  Shoes can add SO much to your overall look and can really help express your personality!  Boot socks, tights, and leggings often pair adorably with all kinds of boots that will keep you warm and stylish during your shoot.  Don’t forget about those cute heels, too!  You’ll probably won’t your toes covered, but if you have some killer heels that you’re just dying to use then bring them along and pair them with your favorite jeans or dresses.  If there is a lot of snow and ice where you’ll be shooting, you can always wear your cozy Uggs while walking in and out of your location then slip into your heels when the moment is right.  If you’re a shoe lover like me, then winter might have just become your best friend!!

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6.  Pin Away : Pinterest Everything!  
 
     Pinterest is by far one of the best ways to come up with creative looks, new outfits, and current fashion trends.  Don’t be afraid to create a Pinterest board of all your ideas then share it with your photographer!  Ask for suggestions from your friends by adding them to your board so they can help you find awesome ideas.  I use Pinterest a lot when putting together looks for my seniors, and I love staying current with new fashion trends.  To see some of the my favorite fall/winter senior portrait ideas go here!
1/2.  Hot Hands
 
    I did promise you 6 1/2 tip for your winter shoot!  This last little bit of info comes from far too many chilly photoshoots without this amazing little product!  Hot Hands are little air-activated heat packs that can fit inside your gloves or coat pockets to keep your hands nice and toasty!  I use them for every chilly shoot, and I’m so glad I do!  More often than not, you will probably not being wearing gloves for every photo so having these mini-heaters on you can really help relieve your frozen hands!  I’ve found mine in the camping/outdoors sections of Target and Walmart, and I like to keep at least 2 with me while I’m outside.  Trust me your hands will love you for it!  For more information on hot hands go here: http://hothands.com/
Winter is stilling hanging on this season, so let’s book your winter senior portraits today!  To book your session, please fill out the contact form below:

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