Being able to pick perfect outfits for a photo shoot could be a little demanding – and confusing. No one wants to experience the troubles that come along with selecting the perfect outfit for a photo-shoot and rightly so. Here are a few helpful tips for picking the best possible wardrobe. They would help you cut down on the time it takes for you to select the best outfits.

Diversity – Mix it up

In order to get it right, do not just focus on picking outfits with a particular style. For senior girls, you could go for one formal dress, another that’s got a casual look (could be one with jean), and one in between like a cotton dress. Senior boys should also apply the same rule. A blazer with slacks or a suit, a casual wear (could be a jean and t-shirt), and something like a button-down would be just fine.

Stick to clothes you already love

Selecting what to wear for a senior photo-shoot could be a big opportunity for seniors to engage in a shopping trip, but this should not be the case. You run the risk of purchasing wear/wears that may be too trendy and may not retain the same appeal to you at the second or third time of your looking at the dress. You would not want to put on something you may wear once and never again. You do not need to be too different from who you normally are – go for an outfit you already own, one you love.

Ensure your Outfit looks Good Despite your Photo position

It is best you put on an outfit that looks good whether you are squatting, sitting, or standing. Since you would normally want a variety of poses for your senior photo-shoot, it would be ideal to avoid any outfit that would limit your posing options. So, if your dress fits well only when you stand or your shorts look good only when you sit, avoid putting them on so your session would be fun-filled.

Natural Colors are Ideal

You would not want to be seen in front of a garden setting in a red outfit! Using natural colors is especially ideal so you avoid looking like you went for a Christmas photo-shoot, and your portrait could look great at just anytime of the year. Therefore, sticking to natural, solid colors such as green, white and blue would be just perfect for any photo-shoot.

The best part about working with AKRP is that we help you tackle these small, yet important decisions with your wardrobe. Our goal is to create an experience to unleash your inner beauty!

"Tween / Teen" Photo Sessions

We are now offering girls ages 10-16 years old the opportunity to feel like royalty for a day! From the time they receive their beauty bag to prepare for their session to the complimentary hair and makeup they will feel so incredibly special and not just because you said so!

Sessions will be 1 hour in length and will begin hair and makeup 45 minutes prior to their session.

These sessions are currently only available on certain dates, so please check your calendar and book now so ensure your daughter has this opportunity.

For more details and dates, just ask us!

tween photo sessions

Your mulberry trees - what you should know!

Oh my goodness, it’s that time of the year where you start seeing berries everywhere! Although my strawberry plants are done for this month here in Wilmington, Ohio, I can now turn to the wild mulberries along the wood line. But… what do we really know about mulberries other than you can eat them?

They are a great source of vitamin C, iron, vitamin K1, potassium, vitamin E and protein! Not to mention super tasty!

Not only do the lower your cholesterol, improve blood sugar control and reduce your risk of cancer, they have been used in by Chinese herbal medicine to treat diseases like heart disease, diabetes, anemia and arthritis. Mulberry trees are also non toxic to dogs, cats and horses so you can share.

Although this sweet treat does stain your fingers and clothing, it’s definitely a treat that one of our favorites to pick together as a family!

Last day to apply for the Senior Model Program!

It's time! Our senior Models will be chosen this week so we can get started on our year of fun. As your senior photographer, we are going to ensure that each time you look back through this experience that you can't help but smile!

This year we have decided to take the next step into creating an amazing experience for our senior girls.  Here's what you need to know!

What you receive:

  • 1 Stylized shoot
  • 1 Personalized shoot
  • Customized Outfit from a local boutique to keep (ECB)
  • Hair stylist
  • Makeup artist
  • Beauty box
  • Referral incentive program (optional)

Find more information over here.

Who doesn't love an extra $50? Last chance to save!

Do you have a DSLR camera or know someone who does and keeps it in "auto" mode? It's really just wasted frustration and money unless you know how to use it the way it's meant to be used by taking it out of auto-mode. Anna Stockton and I are teaming up to teach local's to use their camera through a fun and informative class over at Kidd Coffee in Mason.

What you receive in the class: 

2 hours of knowledge in a relaxed environment

Drinks and light snacks

Workbook to take notes and take home for keepsake

1 hour of practicing what you've learned at Pine Hill Lakes Park

Lots of fun!

This class is $50 off until tomorrow (May 11th) and then the price will be going back up to $199 so hurry and grab a friend to register with you at www.AKRusticPhoto.com . It'd be a perfect way to treat yourself and your mom to something useful for mother's day that she'll truly enjoy!

Talk to you soon,



Camera for mothers day? Give her the tools to use it!

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen that Anna Stockton and I are offering a "Mom's Gonna Snap!" workshop on May 21st at Kidd Coffee in Mason, Ohio. It's a way for mom's who have a DSLR camera to learn to use it in something other than "auto" mode. We are going to have a blast at our 2 hour class in Kidd Coffee's private room while learning all of the basics. We know that it can be frustrating when you try to self teach from youtube or books and want make it easier for you. After the class, we will head over to the local park, Pine Hill Lakes Park, to practice the skills so if you have any questions once your camera is in-hand that you have the opportunity to ask us while we are there with you.

Drinks, snacks, a workbook to keep and lots of fun will be provided! We hope you can join us and take advantage of registering by May 11th to get $50 off of this workshop (Just 3 days left!). See more details and register by clicking here. We're so excited!