One of the main questions clients ask me is “What do I wear?” If you are wondering what looks good, what doesn’t, if you should match outfits, or change between your session . . . you are not alone. The truth is what you wear will affect how your photos turn out.
If you look around my website, you can see my shooting and editing style is bright, airy, warm, true to life, and joyful, your outfit choices will help create that vibe!
My goal as your photographer is to make your whole experience as fun and comfortable as possible. That being said, wearing what you feel most confident in, is so important. Everyone has a few ‘go-to’ outfits that they feel their best in, start there and follow these tips as a frame work when making your final choices.
What photographs well:
Neutrals (white, ivory, tan, grey, beige, etc..)
Soft colors, blue, peach, pink, mint etc
Different colors and shades for shirts and pants
Solids or light florals; subtle patterns
Layering simple accessories to add visual interest
Men-Matching belt and shoes
Pop’s of color to coordinate with either your surroundings or others in the photos.
What doesn’t photograph well:
Identical matching outfits
All black or dark colors
All white shirts
Soiled, stained, and unintentionally ripped clothing
[If you prefer to dress in darker clothes, try adding accents with dark blue (think pants, scarves) , black (think shoes/belts) ,etc… rather than the whole choosing an entire dark outfit]
Pro Tip:Don’t be afraid to dress up a little! Business casual looks natural and timeless!
Remember, these are just basic recommendations and guidelines. This photo session is about you! I want you to feel like you! I want you be comfortable! I want you to feel beautiful! So, let your outfit choices reflect that!
I have linked a couple Pinterest styling boards under this post. Click the link and find some inspiration!