We get asked this question often so I thought I would take a minute and give you a few hints to help you look your best for your photographs. For family and individual portrait sessions try to find outfits that you are comfortable in, if you are comfortable you will feel more relaxed during the session this will result in better photographs.
Remember to choose your clothing that reflects the location and the season you have chosen.
For families, co-ordinating colours and out fits work well. Try and avoid wearing all the same colour or matching everyone’s outfit. A peek at our Pinterest Board “What to Wear – Ideas for Sessions” will help.
Here are a few other tips:
- Wear pants that hang long. It will make you look taller and more slender. Your pants will also look better if they start at your hip line.
- Avoid shorts and capris pants; these make you look much shorter than you are.
- No prints or patterns. The prints and patterns that are considered very stylish today may be out of style in 6 months from now. By wearing solid colours you are less likely to look back on your photos and say “Why did I wear that?”
- Avoid clothes with logos and/or writing.
- Blouses that end at the hip; this give a nice definition to your shape.
- Men may tuck in their shirts, but women should avoid blouses and shirts that tuck in.
- Wear tightly woven garments. Sweaters and other loose knit fabrics will become see-through in flash lighting, which will show your under garments. This does not make for a flattering photograph.
- Avoid dresses and blouses with high waist lines like the Empire style or tops and dresses with belts or gathers as they flair out.
- Dresses should be a straight cut without a defined waistline this will give you a slimmer look.
- Try and avoid white, it can make your skin look pale and washed out.
- Have a look on our Special Treasures Pinterest Board for a few ideas. We have an entire board with lots of ideas for the entire family. Click Here.
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