What to Wear for Your Equine Photo Session
Written by Courtney Bryson
What do you wear to your horse’s photo session?
In this blog, I’m going to share a few tips & tricks for choosing what to wear for your equine photo shoot.
If you’re like me, my barn attire often consists of a very messy bun, jeans that are almost more stained than denim, and various ratty tee shirts, because I will likely have hay in my hair, my shirt slimed after an apple treat, and mud caked to my ankles before the chores are done.
“And indeed, a horse who bears himself proudly is a thing of such beauty and astonishment that he attracts the eyes of all beholders. No one will tire of looking at him as long as he will display himself in his splendor.”
1. Start with a Color Palette When Planning What to Wear
Choose a color story like earth tones, neutrals, jewel tones, pastels.
Next choose 3-4 colors in the palette to be the base.
In general, choose ivory or cream over stark white to be most flattering — but remember too that lighter colors can be hard to keep clean around our favorite four legged friends.
2. Add Pattern, Print, & Texture
Choose muted & classic patterns to keep your look timeless.
Pick textured fabrics like linen, denim, knit, corduroy, & suede. Adding details like swiss dots, tone on tone pattern, and even lace will add dimension to your outfit. Textures give depth and visual interest to your clothing and contrasts beautifully with the texture of fur.
Muted colors in the patterns help keep the focus on your connection and not your clothes.
3. Keep a Common Tonality
Pick separates that are equally dark or equally light.
If you’re wearing a light colored top, choose light colored bottoms. If you choose a dark top, choose dark bottoms.
This monochromatic value is universally flattering making everyone look a little taller and a littler leaner. In the same note, choosing well fitted clothes with sleeves to the elbow and skirts/pants to the knees or longer will also help elongate your body.
Jewelry, scarves, jackets, blazers, cardigans, vests, & sweaters are easy ways add interest and elevate your style. Layers also allow you to quickly change up your look to create even more variety in your gallery.
Giving some thought to your own clothes before your session will make you feel more confident. You deserve to have more than just cell phone selfies with your best friend.
The most important piece of advice is to wear clothing you love and feel comfortable in.
A great way to get inspiration is to visit Pinterest and create a board of what you like.
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