Monday, February 25, 2013

Model Monday | JHawk Photography, Sparta MO

Blake Lewandoski will kick off the first 'Model Monday' blog series.  I met Blake at my first House of Style photoshoot.  Blake is a musician from Arkansas; he sings and plays the guitar.  Please check him out on his Facebook page!!  If you're ever in Arkansas and want to listen to some good music, hit up Blake to find out where he is playing.  You can also check him out on iTunes and Spotify!!

Here are some of my favorite images of him:


It was an absolute pleasure to meet Blake and get to photograph him.  Here's to a long and prosperous musical career!!  I will be following you :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fashion Friday | JHawk Photography, Sparta MO

Scheduling a session can be daunting at times ...because then you have to decide what to wear!  It doesn't have to be that hard or stressful.  Find a color you like or maybe your favorite piece of clothing and coordinate everything based off that color or article of clothing.

Although spring is right around the corner, it is still cold out.  You can still pair that new sleeveless shirt with a pair of jeans and a stylish jacket.  Top it off with some matching accessories and you're ready for your shoot.

Planning a family session?  No problem.  You can coordinate outfits for the entire family the same way by adding an accent color to the main color.  Don't worry about matching everyone exactly; mix it up a bit.  Mixing prints with solids is a great way to add interest.  You don't want everyone to blend together, rather have everyone stand out.  If you only have one little one, it is also fun to have mom and dad dress down a bit then have the little one dressed to impress to draw attention to him/her.

Go wild with maternity outfits.  Hormones are raging from minute to minute and you just never know what you're going to like ...the outfit you loved at home might not look the same once you get to the studio.  Bring lots of variety to choose from ...just make sure you are able to see the beautiful baby bump!

Senior girls ...this is your time to shine.  Pick out clothing that accents your personality.  Don't be afraid to mix things up a bit.  Also, bringing accessories that work for more than one outfit will help transition the session from one outfit to the next.  

Girls, you think it is tough for you to decide what to wear?  In my experience, senior guys stress more about what they are going to wear than we do!!  I've seen it and heard it firsthand.  Although their wardrobe is generally smaller than ours, they still have a hard time deciding what works with a photo shoot.  Guys, it's not rock science ...just pick what you want to represent you ...and don't forget to pick out something nice to make mom happy. 

Last, but not least ...don't forget to accessorize!!!!  It's the little things that make an outfit and bring everything together. 

Best piece of advice I can give you is to have fun with choosing your wardrobe.  If it seems stressful, walk away for a bit.  Ask a friend to help.  Or, give me a call ...I would be more than happy to help you.