When working with new clients, the number one question that I am asked is, “What should we wear for our portrait session?”. Most importantly, I suggest choosing something that you feel comfortable in. In general I offer the following tips:
Dark colored clothing (especially pants) works well because it has a slimming effect in photographs.
**Avoid solid white or cream tops as they can reflect light in certain settings.
Dress a group in complementary colors.
Wear classic styles to prevent the photograph from looking outdated later.
Jeans photograph well, and barefeet look awesome on the beach!
Choose a hue that complements your eye color.
A bit more make-up than normal appears natural in photos.
Avoid ballcaps and clothing with logos.
Colorful accessories like scarves and jewelry can enhance the photo in an understated way.
There are a few acceptions for certain photos like professional head shots, maternity/belly pictures and newborn portraits. Feel free to drop me an email, and check through my albums to get ideas about how best to dress for those type of pictures.