What to wear for your photo shoot

August 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

What to wear for your photo shoot

 

I can't tell you how much difference this makes to the final portrait when you make really good choices for your clothing during your photo shoot.

 

I get asked this quite often and although I do send out information to my clients I wanted to have something on the website which is accessible to everyone not just my clients.

 

What we are trying to achieve:

 

  • To make the people the main focus

 

  • To flatter the subjects and make everyone look their best

 

How to make good choices:

 

  • Wear solid colours, clothing with detail like patterns and motives will almost certainly be distracting and take the focus away from the people in the portrait.

 

  • Choose 1-3 colours that match and go well together and stick with it.  For example everyone wears the same colour bottom and the same colour tops like blue jeans and white tops.  Or just make sure you all blend well, beige, cream and dusky pink are all muted tones and therefore match nicely.  We don't want one person to stand out more than everyone else.

 

  • Wear a top with sleeves to at least the elbow and bottoms below the knee or full length, we want the most skin on show to be your face not your legs or arms.

 

  • If you are not willing to go bare foot for the photo session then everyone wear black socks.  You don't want the focus to be on your feet.

 

  • Keep jewellery simple and to the minimum, too much will draw the attention from your face.

 

  • Do your hair the way you normally do it, we want the portrait to reflect who you really are and what you really look like.

 

So you can see for yourself I have added a couple of photographs below where I feel the subject has made a good choice with their clothing.

family photography somersetFamily photo shootFamily photo shoot with everyone wearing the same.

family photography everyone wearing the sameThree brothers alikeThree brother wearing the same for their photo shoot

 

Mother and daughter photo shootMother and daughter photo shootMother and daughter wearing the same clothing

Thanks for reading.  Don't forget to leave with a like and share if you can.  I would really appreciate it.

 

If you have any questions or thoughts on this then please feel free to share them below.

 

 

 

 

 


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