Dress for yourself.
At the end of the day, you are the most important person in your shoot. You’re the one who has to look at yourself in these photos and be happy with what you see. So if you feel great when wearing that gingham dress and cowboy boots, wear it! If it makes you feel comfortable and confident, then by all means go for it!
Just make sure that whatever outfit you choose isn’t something that will distract from your subject matter or make people ask “Why are they wearing that?”
Before you shoot, we always have a wardrobe consultation so that both myself and the makeup artist can plan accordingly and you can be sure what you’re choosing is best!
Don’t wear clothes that are uncomfortable
In order to look your best, it’s important to wear clothes that are both flattering and comfortable. You should avoid wearing clothes that are too tight or too loose, as these could make you appear heavier or thinner than you actually are. Short skirts and shorts can also make legs look shorter than they really are, so keep this in mind when choosing what to wear.
Neutral colors and small patterns
If you want to match the background, wear neutral colors and small patterns.
- Neutral: White, black or gray are all good choices. If you choose a solid color try wearing different shades of it so that it can be easily matched with the background.
- Small patterns: Stripes and small polka dots work well when they’re not too big or distracting.
- Don’t wear clothes that are too tight in places where they shouldn’t fit tightly (for example, don’t wear leggings with a fitted top) because they will restrict your movements and make it hard for the photographer to get good shots of you. Similarly, avoid loose clothing that billows around your body and makes movement difficult for the photographer (like an enormous pair of shorts).
Wear what makes you feel beautiful.
When it comes to your photoshoot, you want to wear something that makes you feel beautiful. We all have those “go-to” outfits that we feel great in, and there’s no harm in wearing them again. But if you really want to make a statement or show off your personal style, try something new! There are so many different ways of expressing yourself through clothes, so don’t be afraid of making changes!
If it helps, think about what kinds of things you like doing and enjoy most. Do you love hiking? Maybe a pair of hiking boots would look awesome on camera. Are cooking and baking some of your hobbies? Maybe an apron with some flour stains on the front would be perfect for your shoot—and maybe even give viewers the hint at how delicious the food will taste once they see those pictures!
What to wear? The possibilities are endless when it comes to clothing choices: just go with what makes YOU feel beautiful—not necessarily others!
Wearing the right outfit for your photoshoot is a great way to feel confident, comfortable and happy while you’re getting ready. It’s also important to remember that it’s not about what everyone else thinks—it’s all about what makes you feel good! So show up in something that makes you feel beautiful!
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