Wardrobe Guide for portrait photo session.


In general, you should bring at least two to three different outfits to the shoot. I always suggest you bring formal and casual options as well as layers.

1. Dress: As a general rule, wear solid colors, as stripes and patterns draw attention away from your face. Avoid wearing turtlenecks and large loose clothing, as these often make the neck seem nonexistent and the body seem wider than it is. Shorts or capris have a tendency to make legs appear shorter than they are.

2. Colors: Solid monochromatic colors are easiest to coordinate, but primary or complementary colors also look great and bring energy to the photograph. Darker colors will cause you to appear thinner while lighter colors will cause you to appear larger. Dark pants or jeans with dark shoes give texture and visually anchor a portrait. When choosing color schemes, consider not only what looks best on you, but also what colors will look best in wall portraits and complement your home's decor.

3. Accessories: Keep it to a minimum. Avoid hair ornaments and sparkly jewelry that might distract from you.

4. Footwear: Avoid running shoes, white socks and heavy footwear. Also, consider fashionable boots, sandals or bare feet for casual photos.

5. Props: Props help showcase your personality. Some examples of props could be musical instruments and sports equipment.

I will have specific recommendations depending on the location you choose. However, it's advisable to wear clothing that showcases your personality. It's all about styling and planning. The more time you invest in choosing a wardrobe for your photo shoot, the happier you will be with the results.

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