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What to Wear

What Should I Wear For My Photo Shoot?

This is one of the questions I am asked most frequently. Choosing what to wear can sometimes be overwhelming, so check out the tips below to help you get started:

Bring Lots of Layers

One of the easiest ways to change up a look without changing your entire outfit is to throw a jacket on over what you’re wearing. Bring a couple blazers, vests or shawls for some variation.

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Wear Fitted Clothes

Nothing gives the illusion of added weight more than baggy and loose-fitting clothes. Instead, try choosing a more form-fitting outfit.

 

Hats & Accessories

Hats and scarfs can help frame the face and create more captivating portraits in an instant. (Fuzzy hoods on jackets also do the trick)!

Remember The Small Details

It’s super easy to forget about hair ties around our wrists or week-old nail polish that’s chipping on our fingers. Removing them before the session makes it much easier to love your pictures the first time around (without hours of Photoshop fixing)!

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Wear Solid Colors

Wearing solid colors helps bring the focus to you. To emphasize your outfit, try wearing a top with a unique knitted weave or add a colorful scarf to help the image pop. Too many busy patterns can take the focus away from you, however, if it’s your favorite top, bring it and we can decide during the shoot!

Hair & Makeup

Always do a trial run of your makeup before your photo shoot! If you’re planning on wearing more makeup than you usually do, keep in mind that too much makeup or dark colors can make big, beautiful eyes look small. If you’re going to get your hair done prior to the shoot, make sure you do so about 5 days prior, so there are no surprises the day of your session!

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Select a Color Palette

The best way to bring group photos together is to choose a color palette. For Fall, consider rustic colors such as golden tones, reds, browns and yellows or even go for jewell-tone color scheme. Summer outfit colors that work include kakhi, greens, blues, whites and yellows.

It's Best to Avoid...

As a general overview, it’s good to avoid the following:

  • Horizontal stripes
  • Sleeveless tops
  • Super busy patterns
  • Black-and-white checkered shirts
  • Baggy clothes

When In Doubt...

When in doubt, go for a more natural, everyday style so you look and feel like yourself during the shoot.

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