Styled shoot in Chandler Arizona with Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

March 30, 2023

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Tabitha Dumas

Styled shoot in Chandler, Arizona by Beba Photography with Tabitha Dumas, Phoenix Image Consultant

We called Chandler, AZ home from 2011 to 2021–ten years! I also lived in Chandler for most of the time between the ages of 21 and 24 while attending college. We still live right on the border in Gilbert so we’re in Chandler all the time. Plus our kids are in 9th an 12th grades in the Chandler school district. Drew’s Chandler house flip was a favorite and it turned out the architect is the father of a family friend of ours!

**NEW** Redfin recently featured a quote from me in an article called Is Chandler, AZ a good place to live? I wanted to share with you.

Most of you now how much I love Merchant Square and I even had a booth there for 15 months! It’s still one of my favorite places to take visitors, or go when I need some “me time.” I highly recommend getting the egg salad, the sugar cookie with glitter frosting or the walnut dark chocolate sea salt and a vintage soda!

Featured on their Instagram as a favorite customer 🙂

My booth at Merchant Square from February 2020 to July 2021.

“One of the best parts about living in Chandler is visiting Merchant Square for a fantastic and charming shopping experience,” says local color consultant, blogger, and speaker, Tabitha Dumas. “Adjacent to it is the American Way Market, where you can indulge in the town’s best barbecue and savor the tastiest Tattered Aprons cookies. Additionally, each month you can enjoy the unique offerings of the Highland Yard Vintage market located behind them. It’s the perfect ‘ladies day out’ and it supports hundreds of local artists, makers, and creatives, all in one spot. It’s one of the coolest places in the state of Arizona right in our backyard.”

Drew’s house flip in Chandler made a great backdrop for our shoot!

This shoot with my dear friend Alicia took me back to when I was a young teen taking a modeling class with my BFF to learn poise, confidence, and how to look good in front of a camera.

Being photogenic takes practice! And a talented photographer.

Mine is Alicia Kern of Beba Photography. I highly recommend her!

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Some tips for a styled shoot :

1:: Try a variety of colors near your face

  • solids are easier to wear than prints
  • a solid top is nice
  • try a blazer or cardigan layered over another color

2:: Pose in a variety of backgrounds

Here are a few options:

  • greenery
  • urban or brick
  • city/industrial
  • with a mural
  • “in your element” whether an office, store or other location

Make sure to give yourself some fun backgrounds + plain backgrounds.

In the photo below, Alicia left some white space so I could place text there. Feel free to pin the image below to save this post.

Tips for your styled shoot from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

3:: Do some full length and some waist up and remember you can sit or squat, too

4:: Try big, medium and small smiles (some with and without teeth)

5:: Pay attention to how you position your shoulders, chin and hands (a trusted photographer is a must!)

6:: Use props like coffee or tea cups, glasses, books, etc. to add personality and give yourself something to hold

7:: Mind the stray hairs and chipped fingernails–the less editing you need, the better!

Enjoy and feel free to pin!

Coral stretch blazer, white tee and distressed jeans in front of abstract art in a white chair. Buttoned up without being too fussy or too serious.

I’m using the two below for most of my business-related online profile pictures. You may have noticed it on Facebook and Pinterest! 

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Teal is my Signature Color so it just made sense to capture some photos wearing a dress from my favorite boutique. The one below is the picture I’m using for my main online profiles. 

Tabitha Dumas Signature Color Style Phoenix Image Consultant

Cute “action shot” at a desk with my own journal, tea cup and pencil cup with colorful pens. My pen is in teal, my Signature Color of course!

Tabitha Dumas Signature Color Style Phoenix Image Consultant

I layered long and short necklaces and used the brown sandals to match my hair.

Welcome home! 

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

This was the first outfit of the day and I loved the combination of the printed pants with the cream tank and denim blazer.

A great look for a Deep Color Code. It wasn’t overly loud but also wasn’t boring. Very much in line with my Signature Style Statement of vibrant, confident, down-to-earth mentor.

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

The look below was just for fun and to try some various poses and backgrounds.

Cream sleeveless summer sweater and lightly distressed jeans. A casual and youthful look. I added leopard print earrings for some pattern.

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoot Chandler, Arizona Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

Styled shoots are so fun and give a HUGE confidence boost! Look out for details about a collaboration between Alicia and I coming soon!

Tips for your styled shoot from Tabitha Dumas Phoenix Image Consultant

 

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