What to Wear to a Photoshoot

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What to Wear to a Photoshoot


Choosing what to wear for pictures can be stressful. There are no hard and fast rules, but here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when choosing your outfits.

DO – Wear Solids and Large Prints

Be creative. Wearing solids with large patterns, textures, or stripes always looks great. If you’re looking for a softer, more tranquil look, pastels, soft prints, and off-whites are your best bet. For a more dramatic look, wear colors that are bold and bright.

DO NOT- Wear Small Tight Prints

Have you heard of moire? It’s the strange wavy pattern the camera sees when you wear small, tight patterns and prints, and it’s very distracting. To keep the attention where it belongs, on you, avoid wearing these things.

DO- Minimize Accessories

Less is more when having your portrait done. Adding too many accessories actually takes the focus AWAY from you. Choose one statement piece to wear along with your everyday accessories like wedding rings, and small earrings.

DO- Build Your Outfit

Find one piece of clothing with visual interest like layers, ruffles, texture etc., and wear that on top. Keep the rest simple with a solid color bottom. You can reverse the order, but a patterned bottom usually looks better on women than men.

The most important tip is to wear something you’re comfortable in. Clothes that are too tight, itchy, or you have to keep adjusting will only serve to frustrate you. Frustration and irritation read all over your face in pictures.

We hope these tips were helpful. If you have questions about items that were not addressed here, or would like to talk about setting up a portrait session, schedule a free 15 minute discovery call with us today!