Here’s How You Get Wind Whipped Hair in Your Portraits

Photographer Chantal Routhier recently did a short tutorial on how to get that wind whipped look in your hair for portraits that everyone loves. One of the biggest secrets: put the hair half back and half in front. Of course, this tutorial works best with longer hair and with more of a blustery day. Chantal has some excellent tips in her post but, to add more to this, the higher your elevation is, the better the chances for you to get more wind. Additionally, going to a waterfront will work wonders. Chantal speaks about this and states that you should go behind rocks.

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If you’re in a big city, alleyways tend to work better because the air streams and focused down specific paths. This adds to what Chantal says as she believes that finding places with a bit of shelter can create more whirlwind effects in the hair. Personally, I also like to ask my subject to move all their hair onto one side. The reason for this is because it creates better control and you can usually get a clearer shot at the person’s face when doing so.

But the video from Chantal offers up a whole lot.

Now here’s Chantal

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Here is a little video on my best practices to get that wind tousled look to rock the Halifax mermaid look! Hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed making it for you!  Also, hit the share button to let your friends see this too 🙂

Maggie is a uber talented model here in Halifax. She is a rockstar at posing and she amazing to be around. You are definitely going to remember her from this dark and moody shoot, and this Alice in Wonderland shoot.

Thanks all for watching and seeing more photography tips 🙂

Halifax Wedding Photographer Tutorials peggys cove

Halifax Wedding Photographer Tutorials peggys cove

Halifax Wedding Photographer Tutorials peggys cove

Halifax Wedding Photographer Tutorials peggys cove

Halifax Wedding Photographer Tutorials peggys cove

Halifax Wedding Photographer Tutorials peggys cove

Halifax Wedding Photographer Tutorials peggys cove

Halifax Wedding Photographer Tutorials peggys cove

This is a syndicated blog post from Chantal Routhier. All images and content are being used here with permission.