I Don’t know what to wear to my equine portrait session!
Are you having trouble deciding what to wear to your portrait session with your horse? This is the number one question my clients ask, so you aren’t alone.
It can be difficult to decide what to wear to your equine portrait session, so I have broken it down into several very easy to follow tips.
Tip#1: Decide what your vibe is.
Are you a girly girl who feels most at home in flouncy lacey dresses and pink high heeled booties? (Same, girl. Same). Are you a tomboy who lives in jeans? Do you love fringe, western boots and belt buckles? How about the romantic dreamy fine art mood that only a huge flowy dress can give you? Write down some adjectives that describe you. Flirty, fun, shy, adventurous, free, feminine, bold… Once you know your vibe, you can pick clothing that helps express yourself.
Tip#2: Know you body shape.
Dressing to flatter your body shape is a skill you have to learn. There are several body shapes, and it really has nothing to do with body weight, but rather genetics and bone structure. I have created a super handy eBook that will help you know your body shape and choose the best clothing styles for your shape. You can grab it here. This style guide will walk you through how to measure your body to find out you body shape, and help you choose clothing that will flatter every part of you.
Tip #3: Color to compliment your horse.
Color is important. I love oranges, rusts (Yeah, I am trying to bring back rust breeches. Seriously) and colors that I find in nature. But choosing a color I love may not go with my horse, or my setting. Imagine a beautiful red roan horse in a forest pathway and the lovely model is wearing…. neon yellow or hot pink. Yikes.
Choose tones that will blend in nicely with your horse and your partner, and not distract away from your face, your bond, and the love you share. You can check out the section on complimenting your horse with color in my Style Guide. I suggest some really nice shades for many different coat colors.
Tip #4: At least Three.
Yup, you read that right! Choose at LEAST three outfits for your big day. Why? Because variety. And because I don’t limit your outfit options the day of your session. I hate having limits and parameters. I feel locked in and like my creativity is stunted. That’s why I love it when my clients come ready with lots of tack and clothing options. I suggest something casual like jeans and a nice top with your favorite boots for one outfit. For the second outfit, something more representative of you, like a dress, or an heirloom jacket. This is where I love to explore vintage ties, family heirlooms, or something that really represents you and your horse. Third, something daring, like a long flowing gown, or sky high heels with a little black dress. You do you!
If you haven’t grabbed it yet, get a free copy of the style guide that goes over all of these tips and more. You can grab it for free here!
Ready to book your session?
(I can’t wait to steal your horse’s kisses behind your back while you aren’t looking. Just kidding, that’s creepy. But seriously, I am a #horsekissthief.)