STYLING & CLOTHING
MODELS PHOTO SESSIONS
Chicagoland modeling agencies are competing with agencies from Miami to New York to L.A! That being said, your wardrobe will factor in how you differentiate yourself.
We recommend that you do a bit of shopping prior to your photo shoot. Leave the tags on everything, as there is no reason you need to keep everything that you purchase. We can pin or retouch out tags, so returns will be easy.
While you may have plenty of options at home please note that agencies are looking for more high fashion and edgier outfits that are still age appropriate. Zara and H&M, J Crew are great places to shop and have the looks the agencies are going for.
In general you want to choose colors that “pop”. You want to create layers in your looks, using textures when possible as well. Whites and blacks should be used minimally. Grays, darker tans and navys are great neutral colors. Bring clothing from all seasons. In other words, outerwear, long sleeves, short sleeves, denim (indigo/darker is better), pants shorts, dresses, skirts, cordoroys, blazers, jackets, pants, sweaters, t-shirts, etc. Bring pieces that are casual, sporty, outdoorsy, editorial, trendy, classic...and don't forget lots of shoes to pair with all your great pieces. Hats and scarves, bows, headbands are great accessories.
A Full Comp Card session requires a lot of options! We will be creating different outfits with your wardrobe pieces. You cannot bring too many things, it just gives us more to choose from!
Bring pieces to layer to add visual interest to your photos. Vests, shrugs, blazers and sweaters make wonderful layering pieces. Also consider an accessory, such as a scarf, a busy necktie, a swanky pair of boots, a thick belt or an chunky necklace. Don't forget to bring multiple pairs of shoes to coordinate with many styles.
If you are doing a head shot, please bring a variety of tops with varied necklines.Choose colors that "pop" or choose a color that flatter your skin tone. Bring some neutral colored tops as well, charcoal gray, navy blue are great choices. Layering is a great idea. A blazer with a nice collared shirt can work well. Sometimes its a simple as a fitted t-shirt. Long sleeves are great.