What should I wear for my photo session?
First of all… something that makes you feel comfortable! No need to be fancy but something that identifies you.
Here are some suggestions:
Wear solid colored clothing so that we see all of your faces and no your outfit.
Choose muted tones that are a bit subdued so that you are the subject not your clothes and you don’t stand out from the group.
Choose similar tones for your top and bottom (either dark or both light) so that one doesn’t look bigger than the other. White top, dark pants will make your top look bigger. White pants, dark top will make your butt look bigger.
Choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach) because white just sticks out like a sore thumb and that’s all you’ll notice in your portrait
Keep jewelry simple and minimalistic because too much draws attention from your face
Do your hair the way you’d normally do it while wearing these clothes – no fancy up dos with jeans, no pony tails with evening gowns, etc. This is common sense, or so you’d think, but I’ve had ladies go to the hair salon and get fancy up dos then show up in jeans and a t-shirt. It just simply doesn’t make sense cause you wouldn’t normally do that to put on jeans and go to the park for a BBQ or something. It is because your portrait will be more timeless and represent more closely who you are, not just what you look like.
If getting a haircut or new hairdo, make your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your portrait session Fresh haircuts rarely look their best the same or next day. Ladies need time to practice working it, men need it to grow out just a little. Allow some time to live with your new look before your portrait session.
… and please please please don’t forget to wear a beautiful smile! Happiness is the best outfit of all and you will get the loveliest pictures!