I’m not an expert on fashion. I’m just an experienced photographer with a good eye and over the years i’ve found it most helpful to nip the fashion ‘don’t’ in the bud and offer tips from the get-go. Hell…even if you don’t choose me as your photographer, I still want you to look good for your pictures. : )
It’s just like walking around with mustard on your chin. you’d want someone to tell you about it. But don’t let the following scare you. Ultimately what you wear is your choice and you should look like you and feel comfortable.
GREAT LIGHTING + COHESIVE LOOK + LOCATION + PROPS = SUCCESSFUL PHOTO SHOOT
WHAT THE CAMERA LIKEY:
*DO wear COLOR! Lots of it!
You’ll most likely have some or all of your portraits taken in a location with a lot of natural elements. So to not be mistaken for a deer in the bushes, you’ll want to be bright and joyful to stand out against the earth.
*DO Patterns! stripes, plaid, polka dots, floral
*DO Texture! This can be the challenging one, especially in summer. But texture can be successful by simply wearing something with buttons/ruffles/textured material -OR- by a few layers on top (Ex. a button up shirt + long necklace if you’re a lady + fitted jacket) and a couple layers on bottom (Ex. skinny jeans + taller boots)
*DO garments that require effort to put on. Example: button ups are more classic than a simple polo shirt. If it’s too simple or easy to throw together, it’s going to showcase an attitude that you don’t care what you look like. and that equals a sloppy joe.
*DO ultimately dress like yourself and what you’re most comfortable in. especially the children in your life.
But pretty much if you avoid blindingly new white tennis shoes and being Mr. and Mrs. Matchy-Matcherson, you’ll be okay.
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