You have booked in your photoshoot, you have taken care of your beauty routines but now comes the scariest question of all “WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?”
There are a few things to consider when deciding on picking out outfits but if you are unsure it’s better to bring more than the 4-6 outfits and it can be sorted out at the shoot.
Many clients spend a lot of time going through their existing clothes or buying new outfits (what better excuse to go shopping!). It’s good to put the effort in because these photos will last forever.
My BEST advice is to be yourself! Choose clothing that fits you well, fits your personal “style”, and makes you feel good.
How do YOU dream of being photographed? Examples include: Fashion, Glamour, Lingerie etc. Remember, this is your chance to be model for a day.
Bring in a mixture of colours and try to avoid white if possible. Neutrals or solid colours tend to work best for portraits. Darker colours can be slimming.
You can be as casual or as glamorous as you choose. With the chance to wear several different outfits, you can aim for a variety of styles. Try to bring outfits that are unique in colour and/or mood. This can include dresses, favourite jeans, a lovely blouse, or even lingerie.
Fitted clothing that shows your shape works best for photographs. This applies to any body type. Outfits should hug your curves, especially along your top half. Mixing up necklines will add variety to your shots, so try not to bring all of one style.
Textures like lace, chiffon, bead-work, or embroidery lend a rich, tactile element to your photos. Patterns can definitely be used, if done so tastefully but avoid high-contrast patterns or prints, which are distracting.
Bring jewellery, hair accessories, and scarves or wraps to complete each outfit. Choose timeless over trendy. Forget shoes, as your feet won’t be showing.
If you’re shooting outdoors, be ready to put your hair up and make it look nice in case of a windy day. Bring bobby pins, hair clips, headbands or any other favourite accessories.
Make sure you dress for the weather. There is no sense in having a well-planned outfit but then freezing (or sweating) and feeling uncomfortable and unhappy during the shoot. It will show through in the photographs. Have backup outfits ready for cold/hot weather.
If you are interested in having your portrait taken, contact me for a consultation and I can give you more tips on how to prepare for your photoshoot including more styling tips and beauty tips.