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One of the top questions people have when scheduling a photoshoot is “What do I wear?”
As you start to think about the best clothing for your shoot, here are some tips to consider.
This should be your first thought when deciding what to wear. Choose an appropriate outfit for the occasion and something that suits your personality.
Consider where and when the photoshoot is occurring, and choose an outfit that will keep you the right temperature and comfortable. For example, if you are on a beach, those new high heels might not be the best choice and likely will look out of place.
I tend to discourage a large pattern print, but don’t be afraid to wear a little bit of a pattern and pair it with solid colors. If you are having a family photoshoot, for example, have two family members in printed items and two in solid colors. Play with different colors to match the mood and setting of the shoot.
Think carefully about wearing something out of the ordinary. You might love that trendy top or pair of pants now but will your photos stand the test of time if you wear that item of clothing?
Makeup will depend on the type of photos you are taking. Fashion shoots will call for more dramatic makeup but for your everyday maternity, family or portrait shoots. Keep your makeup natural and to a minimum.
If you already have an outfit in mind for your shoot, try it on before the time to make sure that it fits correctly and compliments your body type.
Wearing too much clothing with prominent brand names just makes you look like a walking ad. Clothing with large graphics on it also doesn’t work well as it will end up being the focus of your photos.
Remember to have fun on your photoshoot, be yourself and don’t hesitate to ask your photographer for guidance.