When it comes to deciding what to wear for your photoshoot, it’s best to keep it simple and plain. Try to avoid busy patterns and bright colours. Aim for neutral complementary colours where possible, unless bright and patterned is more representative of who you are.
It’s also a good idea to think about where you’re going to be displaying your images in your home and what will look good in that setting.
If you’re participating in group photos, think about matching styles and colours so that they go together. I always recommend neutral colours that don’t distract the viewers eye.
For instance if most participants are wearing dark clothing and one is wearing white, this will make the white outfit stand out and distract attention. This will make it difficult to place that person in group shots without making the photo look unbalanced, unless the person is placed in the centre of the photograph. This will greatly limit the amount of posing variations during the photoshoot.
Patterned outfits have the same distraction element, drawing the attention of the viewers eye, with the added complication of making the photo look busy and noisy.
It is very important that you feel comfortable in whatever you wear and it be in keeping with the style of portraiture you are wanting. Formal shots look best wearing formal clothing. casual style images look best, yes you got it, in casual clothing.
If you’re particularly uncomfortable with showing your arms or legs, wear clothing that helps cover these up.
If you’re wearing a strapless top, please consider wearing a strapless bra, at least if you’re female. This helps prevent straps showing up in the final photographs.
The main thing to remember is to feel comfortable in whatever you wear. Make sure your clothing is representative of who you are, after all it’s a portrait of you.
If you’re unsure, please feel free to bring a selection of clothing options and we can help you choose the best options at the studio
Check out some clothing ideas below.