5 Tips- What To Wear For Your Photography Session!

5 Tips- What To Wear For Your Photography Session!

When you are preparing for a photoshoot, chances are you don’t do this all the time and so it can be hard to figure out where to start.

One of the first questions that I get when planning for the day is what to wear.  I think this can be one of the most important things to think about when getting ready, because the point of a professional photoshoot is to get images that make you feel your best.

I’ve put together a few tips about the things I’ve observed when photographing over the years and what I think work the best!

 

1. Patterns and Colors

1. Patterns and Colors

Color is your friend.  Having a great color pop can take your photo from nice to amazing!  As long as you are wearing something interesting and eye catching, the background doesn’t really matter because the subject is so interesting to look at.

For groups or couples I know it can seem overwhelming, and a lot of people like to stay with the white shirts and blue jeans look.  This is definitely safe! But it’s pretty common if you are looking for something a bit more unique.

Try choosing a color scheme with a few different colors that everyone is allowed to work with.

The general theme could be purple with secondary colors of white and mint, or everyone can wear something that has maroon and brown.  ** Extra little individual accessories on each person can make the photoshoot really personalized.

 

2. Accessories Do Matter

 

2. Accessories Do Matter

Details make things look more professional, and it does give the image a more cohesive and classy feel no matter what you’re wearing!  Whether it’s a great necklace or a hat, these can really make your image pop.

Now as for shoes, I’m not a fan of tennis shoes (at ALL).  I don’t /love/ flip flops either, but they can work if they match the total look.

Girls, I’m telling you that heels do wonders in photographs.  You don’t have to go full high heel, wedges are also cute and just give your legs a little umpfh.  But ultimately go with what you feel comfortable in that matches and you will look happy and beautiful in your images.

 

3. Dress How You Would At A Party

 

 

3. Dress How You Would At A Party

On a typical day, chances are you don’t go to the grocery store or the coffee shop in something photo ready.  T-shirts and jeans are comfy, but to get in the right mind set think about what you might wear to a party. Sure, It might be a themed party, college party, or a fancy party, and that’s up to you depending on the style you are going for.  You shouldn’t feel like anything you are wearing is too much, because on camera it looks awesome to have the extra pizazz.  Hey, this photo shoot is YOUR time to stand out!

You really want to feel your best in whatever you choose and make sure it doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, because it will show in your images.  Get ready to party it up on your photo session!

 

4. Bring a Prop- something special to add creative flair

 

 

4. Bring a Prop- something special to add creative flair

For engagement shoots this is just such an amazing addition to your session.  Think about what is personal to you two, maybe he won you a stuffed animal on your first date, or you both love playing Baseball together.  These things will make the images more special and make for something to interact with on the photoshoot as well.

This also works for senior photos and modeling photos as well, if you bring a chair let’s say for you to sit on and work with.  It also works really well with outdoor sessions to bring something to add like a piece of furniture or prop because a plain green background can get a little old, so it’s fun to dress it up.

 

5. Plan On Caring About Your Image Design

 

5. Plan On Caring About Your Image Design

In the end I think it’s most important to pick themes that embody you, and then prepare for it!  If you like cute and sweet images, then pick that theme and go ALL OUT!  If you like a darker, mysterious image then that will look good as well as long as you commit to it!  If you are working with a good photographer, they can make anything you want come to life and fit.

Don’t rely on your photographer to create an entire theme for you.  Chances are we don’t know a lot about you, haven’t been through your closet, and have used most of the props we own.  I would LOVE to brainstorm with you and give you ideas, but you are best suited to make your photoshoot perfect for you and to tell us what we have to work with!

 

 

 

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