What to Wear

    Okay, so now you’ve finally booked your session but now you’re stressing on what in the world should you even bring to wear for your photoshoot. Well, below is a guide that’ll help you go through the clothing selection process and help you look your best in your photos. Depending on where we are shooting, I will suggest colors that you should stay away from so you don’t blend into the background in your pictures.

 

1) Bring 5-6 outfits:Your portraits should be a reflection of you, just a more polished and finished look. Choose outfits you love. Think of those special pieces you might not wear often because they’re impractical for day-to-day use, or the go-to blouse you always wear when you’re going somewhere nice. We, probably won’t be using all of the outfits, but its nice to have a backup, and extra choices.

2) Its not necessary to be matching (group shots):The best outfits are ones that are coordinated. If you are unsure as what to what colors to wear, an excellent place to start is just browsing this website: http://design-seeds.com/index.php/search. The site can provide you a starting point as to what colors you should coordinate to.

3) Outerwear: denim jackets/vest work well and can add visual interest without taking away from the subject, you.

4) Shoes: take into consideration of the kind of shoe you would want to bring with you, flats and sandals work great for summer/casual wear. Also bring a pair of heels that matches if you’re bringing a dress along.

5) Haircuts: should be done a week in advance, in case something goes wrong.

A Few things To Avoid:

-Colors to avoid: bright yellow, reds and oranges, as they take the attention away from the subject.

-Avoid sleeveless tops and tanktops: The only exceptions to this is if you are going to layer it with a top that has sleeves and the other exception is dresses.

-Don’t bring anything that has a bold pattern: for example, leopard/cheetah print tops. Patterns like these draw attention away from the subject (you), and puts emphasis on the clothing. If you are unsure if a pattern is too bold or not, just bring it anyways and we’ll decide if we can make it work or not, but generally simple is best. You can bring clothing that has subtle pattern in it. Also, another pattern no no is strips, its too distracting in a photograph; the only exception to this rule is plaid.

-Avoid large logos(example: South Pole, Gap, etc.), graphics, characters, labels, etc. These tend to take the “finished” look of a portrait down a few clicks and can also be distracting.


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