What should I wear to my photoshoot?
Updated: Aug 7, 2020
Probably one of the most common questions that comes my way, and I get it - I really do. The phootshoots I have done with my family and of me alone for my business have had me lying awake worrying about the clothes. I really should know better!
Different photographers will tell you different things depending on their style and how much they want to be involved in the clothing choices. Some photographers even have a client wardrobe! My style and business is laid back and easy and so my clothing tips are also laid back and easy.
Here are my top tips:
1. Wear what makes you feel good!
In my opinion, there is no point wearing something that just doesn't feel right on you because if you don't feel good, you won't be comfortable in photos. So if you are a jeans and top kinda girl, then wear that. If you are a maxi dress girl, then wear that. You have to feel good. Same goes for your children. Children seem to have a sixth sense that goes on high alert when you put them in new scratchy clothing! I mean, we don't want them in their kindy clothes but make sure they are also comfortable and 'feel right'.
2. Go for warm neutral or earthy tones
Think moss green, mustard, cream, tan, brown and denim and the like. These colours and tones look great in any outdoor setting and they also look great in the studio on either my white backdrop or my chocolate brown. I ask that you please avoid t-shirts with logos or pictures on them or anything too crazy bright.
3. Co-ordinate but don't match everyone exactly
When everyone wears matching outfits it can look outdated and sometimes a bit cheesy so don't go for matching. Some kind of co-orindation is great. It you are all wearing those soft earthy tones and neutrals it will work anyway.
4. Babies in the studio
I always ask that newborns and babies wear a plain white short sleeved onesie. This allows me to produce my signature natural, simple and white look for the littlest people in our lives.
And that is about it. Simple!