What to wear for a photoshoot?
Let’s admit it. Choosing what to wear for photos can be very stressful! But finding that perfect outfit, or family of outfits, is not that hard. So, let's answer the most asked question when it comes to a photoshoot:
What should we wear?
First, wear what you feel comfortable in! Sounds simple doesn't it? But when you get your photo taken you want to wear something unique, romantic and special. But if you don't feel comfortable in your outfit, you just don't feel your best. So, keep it casual!
For a family or couple photoshoot, your outfits should be coordinated not matched. For families, start with the youngest and pull colors from their outfit to dress and layer everyone else. Layering can make a huge difference in tying in all the colors. I’ve found that muted tones look beautiful together in a family picture. When picking patterns, choose smaller ones that won’t pull attention away from the main subjects, and only put one person in a pattern. When thinking about texture, choose different ones that will give photos some interest such as lace, corduroy, denim, and knits.
How many outfits should you bring for your senior or graduation pictures? Most of my clients bring two or three different outfits to change into. Choose flattering styles, fits, and fabrics. Choose clothing pieces for each styles: casual, semiformal, and formal/dressy. And of course, bring your robe and hat for your graduation pictures!
For at-home newborn or family photos, I always recommend wearing cotton t-shirts, linen pants, no shoes and loose and comfortable clothing. Staying neutral in a bedroom setting keeps the photos simple and soft with the focus on the connection and emotion between people.