WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY PHOTO SESSION?
The most frequently asked question we get is, "What should I wear to my photo session?" Here are some helpful wardrobe tips for your photography session:
~ Choose clothes that have struture and shape! It is always safer to choose clothes that have a shape of their own. A little structured dress that has a pulled-in waistline, a pleated skirt or jeans and a nice fitted t-shirt. These are all examples of clothes that can be dressed up or down.
~ Don't be afraid to mix patterns, textures and layers! Adding variety to your outfit can create interest, especially when the photos are shown in black and white. It is always best to stick with styles you will love in ten years. Think thin stripes and small dots, fringe and lace, tweed and silk.
~ Accessorize! Accessories are a great way to layer your look, add interest to your outfit and afford the perfect opportunity to add a pop of color to the ensemble. Think statement necklaces, colorful shoes or a favorite tie. For the kids, bring what interests them: a skateboard, a guitar, a teddy bear or a favorite book.
~ For BEACH SHOTS...match, Match, and MATCH! As a general rule, solid colors tend to work best at the beach. All attention is on you and the ocean, not on your clothing. It's very important that everyone dress in the same color family, too. What works best are whites, khaki, and shades of blue or green. Black & white always look good together.
The important thing to keep in mind is that everyone should dress in similar colors and styles. And since Beach Shots usually involve several people, you want to keep everyone's individual "patterned" clothing to a minimum. You don't want an abundance of bold stripes or zig-zag patterns overpowering the photo. Think subdued, try to avoid "over-the top" styles...like flourescent pink and purple-striped shorts!
And always feel free to bring lots of clothes to the session. Get creative! If you're unsure about something, bring it anyway!