Andrew Werner, Fashion Photographer & Fleur’d Pins Designer | EP 201


Welcome Back, Fashion Besties!

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Today, we have a very special guest returning to the show. You loved him on Episode 89, “How to Pose in Photos,” and now he’s back for more! Please welcome back Andrew Werner, the fashion photographer extraordinaire, accessory designer, and all-around fabulous human being! ????

Key Discussion Points

1. Andrew’s Journey and Update

Introduction to Andrew: Andrew Werner is a New York-based fashion photographer and accessory designer, renowned for his captivating photography that spans events, portraits, and fashion shoots.
 
What’s New?: Since his last appearance, Andrew has been busy with new projects, including high-profile events and expanding his accessory line, Fleur’d Pins.
 
Photography Highlights: He shares stories from recent weddings, red carpet events, and corporate headshots, highlighting how he brings out the best in every subject with his unique approach and expertise.

2. Mastering the Art of Posing

Posing Tips: Andrew provides detailed tips on posing, emphasizing the importance of body language.
 
Key tips include:
 
o Nose to the camera to minimize surface area and enhance facial features.
 
o Extend the chin slightly to define the jawline and avoid a double chin.
 
o Start posing from the ground up, ensuring a strong base and confident stance.
 
Common Issues:
Andrew discusses common posing mistakes, such as lifting the shoulders or tilting the head too much, and how to correct them.
 
Hot Tips:
Practice posing in front of a mirror to build muscle memory, and remember, posing isn’t just for models—everyone can learn to look their best!

3. The Importance of Headshots

Headshot Etiquette:
Andrew explains why it’s crucial to update your headshot every 5-6 years, especially if your appearance changes.
 
Preparation Tips:
He offers advice on preparing for a headshot session, including:
 
o Choosing classic, professional attire that reflects your personal brand.
 
o Scheduling around haircuts and teeth whitening to look polished.
 
o Feeling comfortable and confident in front of the camera to capture your true essence.
 
Classic vs. Trendy: Andrew emphasizes the value of classic styles for headshots, which remain timeless and professional, as opposed to trendy looks that may quickly become outdated.

4. Fleur’d Pins – Andrew’s Accessory Line

Inspiration and Creation:
Andrew’s accessory line, Fleur’d Pins, was born out of a desire to add unique, stylish touches to formal wear. Each pin is handcrafted with materials sourced from New York City’s Garment District.
 
Versatility:
These unisex pins can be worn on blazers, denim jackets, trench coats, and even as bow ties. They’re perfect for any occasion, from casual dinners to high-profile events.
 
Perfect Gifts:
Fleur’d Pins makes the ideal gift. Andrew offers custom designs that can match wedding themes or personal styles. The pins range from $85 to $300, catering to various preferences and budgets.

Closing Thoughts

He truly knows how to make every moment and outfit shine. From his invaluable posing tips to his gorgeous accessory line, there’s something for everyone to take away. Don’t forget to follow Andrew on Instagram at @AndrewWerner and check out his accessory line at www.fleurdpins.com!

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