what to wear for the photoshoot

I’ve been always asked, “What should we wear for the photoshoot?” So I feel like I need to structure everything what is important to know if you are looking for the nice pictures to be happy about.   I  created a “What should I wear?”-Rule of 8

  1. Keep outfit simple. Try to choose solid colors for your portrait session. Avoid bulky, bold patterns such as plaids and stripes. You should always remember, bright colors make you look a little bigger and draw attention away from your face.
  2. Avoid short sleeves and tank tops for the family portraits. Long sleeves help bring the focus from your hands to your face.
  3. I as a photographer always photograph not just the faces but also full-length poses. Make sure you coordinate you outfit from head to toe.
  4. Darker colors slims. If you don’t want to emphasize body size, choose shades of black, brown, blue, dark green and other jewel-toned colors.
  5. Scoops or v-necks compliment shorter necks and full faces. Turtlenecks and high-necked clothes flatter longer necks and slender faces.
  6. For the family session keep outfits consistent. Dress every family member in the same style. Don't mix casual and formal apparel! It is very important for the family photo session that you look like one team!:)
  7. Coordinate Colors
  • Wear dark on dark for the formal mood. Dark clothing looks best against darker backgrounds and creates a more formal mood in portraits.
  • Wear light on white. Light pastel or white clothing looks best against a light-colored or white portrait background.
  • If you are having an outside photosession on show or on grass – bright and/or light colors look the best. Especially for kids!
  • Don't mix light and dark colors. Show your style in small accents. Use laud colors and patterns for accessories like wraps, scarfs, shawls, etc.

8.     Add in your personal touch.  You may bring your own props . For the session with kids, consider items such as baby blanket, stuffed animal, or a special toy.