A photo session is an investment of time and money, so why not make the most of it? Here are three easy ways to get different looks in one session.

Change clothing

Clothing has an enormous impact on the final photograph. Different colors, textures, looks, and styles can produce very different results even with the same lighting and backdrop. 

A smart jacket and clean jewelry produce a professional image that can be used as a headshot on business websites as well as making a beautiful portrait for the home.

A smart jacket and clean jewelry produce a professional image that can be used as a headshot on business websites as well as making a beautiful portrait for the home.

The red shirt and matching lipstick makes this shot more vivid and vibrant.

The red shirt and matching lipstick makes this shot more vivid and vibrant.

Change poses

Changing the way you interact with the camera is another way to add variety to your photo session. How you sit or stand, whether you look directly at the camera or away from it. or If your face is turned or direct to camera all affect the final image. 

This image has the same model and the same clothing as one of the images above, but her pose is more relaxed and informal. 

This image has the same model and the same clothing as one of the images above, but her pose is more relaxed and informal. 

Change locations

In most locations, just moving a few feet can change the light, the background, or provide a natural frame for a shot.  

This was taken just a few feet away from the images above. But here we have a wardrobe change, some props and a natural frame from the stairwell wall. 

This was taken just a few feet away from the images above. But here we have a wardrobe change, some props and a natural frame from the stairwell wall. 

One photo session doesn't mean you need to be restricted to one look or one outcome. Talk to your photographer ahead of the session to brainstorm ideas. A photo session is a collaboration between the photographer and the subject (you!). Most importantly of all, during the session be willing to experiment, and have FUN!

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