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What should I wear?

May 02, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

What should I wear?

This is a very common question we hear before almost every photo shoot!! If you are stuck…we have a few suggestions!! Of course, we want your photo shoot to be all about YOU; however your attire can make a big difference in the final outcome of your beautiful portraits. You need to first ask yourself what you want from your photos. You should also remember to dress to your fashion style because we want you to be comfortable! Below we have given you a brief outline of some options for your session!

Colors:

Darker colors tend to slim down the subject and work well with most backgrounds but denim, pastels, and whites work nicely with most outdoor settings. Steer clear of bold patterns or items that may distract the viewer from the subject. Don’t forget the idea of “contrast”. For example, if you are blonde, you will want to stay away from yellows. If you always have rosy cheeks, you may not want to wear red. Also, think about your skin tone and pick a color that will contrast with your coloring!

Attire:

Even in the warmer months, long sleeves are usually best (something lightweight in the summer!). Bare arms and skin usually distracts from the beauty of the face! Feel free to bring a few items in a variety of colors and textures. We would be happy to mix and match with you. Make sure you are comfortable because this will translate to your photos. Always try everything on BEFORE you come!

Jewelry:

If you are wearing simple attire, adding a scarf or textured necklace can always add a nice touch. However, you do not want to overdo the accessories! Also, be careful of shiny metals since they tend to create unwanted reflections which will distract from the beautiful YOU!

 

 

Makeup:

If you are doing your own makeup, carefully apply foundation and check all angles for lines. You may want to apply a loose skin tone powder to smooth out your skin. When applying the remainder of your makeup, you may want to apply it slightly heavier than normal but be very careful of harsh lines.

 

Hair:

If you want to tie your hair back, do not wear a big bow… again, trying to avoid distraction! If you plan on changing your hair styles or if it is windy it is a good idea to bring a hair brush or comb.

And Finally…

You may find some fun inspiration from magazines or the internet. Oh and if your shoot includes more than one subject please try not to match—coordinate instead! It is hard to make a picture interesting when everyone is wearing the same thing! Keep in mind that pictures are flat enough (2-dimensional), so by mixing up colors and textures you’re adding depth. Most importantly, let your beauty shine from within!  This is your day!  We want you to relax and have fun and let your beauty shine from within!

 

 

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