I want to ensure that the first thing you notice in your final images is the emotion that they capture. Making great choices about the clothes you wear in your shots can have a really positive impact on the end result.
Taking a few moments to select complimentary colours and fabrics for your photo session can help create some beautiful images. Whatever the time of year and for both indoor and outdoor sessions I’d suggest the following tips to help you prepare. You’ll see a little further down the page that I offer a few seasonal suggestions for outdoor sessions too.
- wear solid coloured clothing so that we see all of your faces and no one person stands out. If you choose a pattern then keeping it simple and subtle is best.
- choose muted tones that work with the season so that you are the subject not your clothes and you don’t stand out from the group.
- choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light) so that you look in proportion.
- choose 1-3 colours for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and try to have everyone work within that colour palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones. OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones. So that we see the people first and your portrait looks stunning.
- in warmer weather, choose a top with sleeves that cover your shoulders because your arms take up more skin area than your face and will draw attention.
- keep jewellery simple and minimalistic and in keeping with your usual style
Here are a few ideas from my clients that might help you plan for your session…
I hope these help you prepare for our session together. Check out my Pinterest Board for more inspiration and drop me a line with any questions!