Senior Session Shoes
When I was younger, I often wore heels to work. Back then, though, the super high heeled platforms and stilettos that are all the rage today were not popular. So I mostly wore pumps. I'm pretty much all about comfort these days and I can't risk an ankle twist with my photography business and all, but sometimes I still really love wearing heels. A great pair of shoes just makes me feel more attractive and I kind of like being tall for a few hours. (My husband is 6' tall and I am 5'4" so it's fun to be a little closer to his height.) That's why I recommend choosing heels for your senior session shoes.
I had the pleasure of doing a segment on photography on Good Morning Texas a few years ago and I still have the shoes I wore. In retrospect, wearing heels on live TV, where I knew I'd be a little shaky anyway, was probably not the best idea but I am happy to report that I did not stumble or fall. Here are the GMT shoes:
Does your daughter love heels? The reason I highly recommend wearing heels for a senior session is simple: heels lengthen legs. They are universally flattering. You can slim heavier legs and thicker ankles by wearing high heels and clothing designed to flatter.
Shoe choices today are so much fun! Most of my senior girls say that platforms are more comfortable than non-platforms, as far as high heels go, but the reality is that you won't have to walk around a lot in them. If there is walking, I'll ask you to bring some flats or go barefoot. And I am always there to help lend a hand if you need it. Nobody has ever fallen at one of my sessions and I want to keep it that way!
Below are some shoes I picked out on Polyvore. As you can see, I have expensive taste. I'm not saying to buy these shoes in particular, but to give you an idea of what to look for. A few tips first:
- Be careful with ankle straps. If you have thicker ankles, they can make your ankles look thicker. A thin strap that falls below the ankle bone might be your best bet.
- Some girls have larger feet and are self-conscious about that. If you are, choose a more delicate shoe. A big, chunky shoe will accentuate your feet more than a delicate shoe.
- A multi-colored shoe is really fun for a solid colored outfit. It can bring the whole outfit together and add a little unexpected pop of color. Plus, you'll be able to wear them with many different outfits.
- If you don't usually wear heels but you want to for your senior session, consider wedges; they are comfortable and fashionable.
- Take your outfit with you if you are buying new shoes. This will help ensure they look great together.
If you love these tips, call today to set up an appointment for a senior photography session. Included in every session, you get an in-home consultation where we will talk about outfits, and, yes, shoes. Call 214.783.9691 or email me at Dawn@StudioYouPortraits.com. Thanks for reading!
$190 - selfridges.com
$55 - fashionunion.com