What to wear for a photo shoot is one of the questions we get asked the most often and rightly so, because how you dress can have a big impact on the images we create for you. We plan the session to give you the best possible chance of looking amazing for your portrait with help & direction from my experience. But obviously, the subject (you) also plays a big part in the final product. The selection of proper clothing for your portrait is a critical factor in the preparation for a successful portrait. If the clothing is noticeable or overbearing in a portrait, it could easily become a distraction. Clothing that does not attract attention to itself is the ultimate goal. It could be the difference between a very successful portrait and just another picture. You may be asked to change your clothing selection before I take your portraits if you do not follow these basic guidelines.
Group/family portrait sessions. Keep your clothing simple and coordinating. It must be carefully selected to blend the bodies together. Avoid loud or busy patterns and large logos. Solid colours are best. First, decide whether the basic tone of the clothing will be warm-toned (browns, etc.) or cool-toned (blues/greys/blacks, etc.) Then, make sure to follow all of the above instructions. Keeping a group in similar colours focuses the attention of the portrait onto the faces and individuals that make up the portrait. Dissimilar colours in groups tend to be more distracting. White tops with jeans can look very nice and casual, but if anyone in your family is super pale, white can make pale skin look paler. Jeans are a timeless choice and they’re great for fun, casual pictures because they are flattering and don’t show wrinkles or panty lines. Lighter shirts on top give the pictures a more casual and bright look. Pastels are also usually appealing because they enhance natural skin tones. Black or other dark shirts on top give the portraits a more serious and thoughtful feel (not to mention that black is slimming). Everyone should have colour-coordinated outfits (Not a uniform necessarily, but there should be a theme). For the children, choose outfits that fit well without a lot of “growing room”. Jeans/Chinos and white or black tops are always very nice for a family portrait.
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