You booked a portrait session and are looking forward to it. The next step is an important one... what to wear! For some, this is second nature but for others it can seem like a daunting task. Especially if you are the designated outfit coordinator for the entire family! Add to this the time needed to shop, choose, and fit a style that is cohesive and flattering for everyone.
This back and forth of needing to decide what works can cause anxiety and can take away from the overall enjoyment of your photographic session. We see a lot of family portraits with loved ones dressed in the same color and/or similar style. While coordinating outfits for a group can be frustrating, resorting to matching outfits is not always flattering for everyone. In addition, it lacks the opportunity to express your special individuality.
Portraits are a way to visually tell your story and this is your chance to highlight the unique personalities that make your family truly wonderful. A professional wardrobe stylist will coordinate and design a look that compliments each person's character, while still creating a cohesive look for the entire family.
As we know this can be challenging for some, we have found a solution that will have you covered from head to toe! So without further adieu, we introduce you to...
Joining the Blossom Blue Team is fashion and stylist guru Kenny Hazlewood (Applause!). She is one of the warmest people you will meet. Her uncanny sense of fashion and editorial style will have you looking and feeling your absolute best in no time. Kenny is an alumnae of LA's top fashion institute, FIDM. To boot, she has traveled the world and has worked with industry leaders, and is frequently sought out for her expertise as a consultant for fashion shows. Kenny has been responsible for multi million dollar budgets to high end stores, and just returned from the fashion mecca of the world, Paris!
Kenny wants you to look great on the outside, and also cares about how fabulous you feel on the inside. Fashion goes beyond hemlines and accessories to her, as she is a true lover of people and genuinely cares about helping others. She turns hiding behind clothes into shining and feeling confident about yourself. Kenny knows we are not all Paris bound, and has a real knack for working with what you have, in your closet and within your budget, to make you look like you just stepped off the most prestigious runway!
Q & A with Kenny
BB: What is the first thing you do to help somebody prepare for their session?
KH: The first two questions I ask my clients are “How do you want to feel and what do you want to evoke to the world?”
BB: Wow, those are some deep questions.
KH: Yes, the answers I receive range from professional, beautiful, powerful confident, trustworthy to all of the above.
BB: What happens after they share those words with you?
KH: Those words are my starting point and they remain my focus to ensure that my clients look and feel their best while getting their desired look.
BB: Where do you go next?
KH: Once the fashion goal is set, I take all of the unique elements of my clients into consideration such as their coloring, body shape, and personality. From there I identify what works for them and their lifestyle.
BB: After creating a cohesive style for your clients, how do you empower them to maintain the look?
KH: Together we create a dynamic and authentic look that communicates with the world who they truly are. What I love about fashion and style is the unexpected power it has to enable a person to see themselves differently in such a quick and visceral way. I've seen it time and time again and I make sure to coach and train them on how to integrate these emotional charges into into their everyday lives far beyond their styling session with me.
BB: Kenny, it has been a pleasure chatting with you today. Thank you for sharing some insight on your process. We are so excited to have you join our team to help our clients look and feel their best!
KH: You are so welcome! Excited to be part of the holiday session launch, and getting to meet your new and returning clients.