Go ahead… ask me… what’s my number one, most, all time favorite accessory for styling portraits? It’s so simple and yet, still has some… er, complications… So, my best portrait accessory:
A hat. Yep, a well styled hat adds so much to a portrait. It’s truly the best accessory for portraits. You can tilt it, pull it low, peek out from under, look silly or sophisticated. And, after all, in addition to adding to our outfit, a good accessory should go with our personality, too. A hat is so versatile. Whether it’s a fedora or a wide brim, please bring your favorite with you to your portrait session!
And, yes, I did mention some complications… (pay close attention to this how to) there’s just one rule with wearing a hat for a professional portrait: baseball caps are strongly discouraged. Yes, they have their time and place, and if you can actually convince me that it would add to your personality shining through in your pictures, well, then I might reconsider.
This little one found her big brother’s old hat one day and decided it was her new favorite. So, she brought it along to her portrait session and it was magic!
What do you think? What is your favorite accessory for a professional portrait?
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You can also check out how some of the high school seniors have used hats to add originality to their senior picture here.
Located in Williamson County, TN, Misty Carter Photography is a professional portrait photographer that specializes in children’s portrait,s as well as high school senior pictures and family pictures. MCP provides heirloom quality wall art for clients that only get better with time. Serving Franklin, TN, Brentwood, TN, Spring Hill, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, Nolensville, TN, Leipers Fork, TN and all surrounding areas.