What you decide to wear during your shoot can really make or break your pictures. We often celebrate important occasions in our lives through the art of photography. We then preserve those images on our living room walls, in save-the-date announcements, on our fashion blogs, and in our Instagram feeds. This means making sure we sport an outfit we love is crucial.
Follow the tips we have for you below to make sure you always nail your outfit when you go for a photo shoot. Let’s begin!
Wear only solid-colored clothing
Blue, green, and red are the colors that convert best to black and white. White, on the other hand, can be very distracting, especially if you have a darker skin tone. Darker colors, in general, will blend into the background more, whereas lighter colors will give that fresh, vibrant look. Darker colors are also frequently said to be slimming.
Colors should be coordinated with the rest of the family
Make sure the colors don’t clash! When it comes to families, we’re dealing with various colors. The more these colors complementing each other, the better.
Dress appropriately for the season
It’s not a good idea for someone in your family to be wearing a summer outfit if someone else is wearing a warm jacket. Similar to the previous point, the more styles we can keep similar, the better. Otherwise, you risk having one person stand out in your portrait unintentionally.
Long sleeves and long pants/dresses/skirts are recommended
By covering up your body’s skin, you allow your face to be the focal point of the image.
Wherever possible, avoid using logos. They are not only distracting, but they also date quickly. Brands that were popular in the past tend to go out of style quickly.
Avoid patterns with a lot of detail, such as skinny stripes
These generate excessive visual noise and, in the case of digital files, can cause artifacts, which can result in issues such as colors not blending properly. It doesn’t mean that all patterns and stripes are out of the question; it just means that you should be careful not to overdo it.
Layered clothing works extremely well
It’s the simplest way to achieve a variety of looks from your photoshoot without having to change multiple times. Using different layers of clothing, we can get a variety of shots. It gives us a lot of options to play with, and it’s amazing how the same clothes can produce such a wide range of shots.
Makeup should be kept to a minimum – it is timeless
Makeup is easy to get carried away with, and it’s even easier to overdo it. Keep it simple for the best results because we’re creating a stage for you and your family with light, which will look much better if we don’t have to contend with the fake tones that makeup creates.
Wear something that expresses your personality
If you’re not used to wearing a gown and high heels, don’t. You’ll feel out of place, and the photos will reflect that. We want to capture you in a relaxed state so that the truth can shine through. While you should be conscious of what you wear, you should not dress up as someone you are not. Family portraits are frequently displayed in high-traffic areas so that friends, family, and visitors can see how you normally appear.
Whatever the occasion, the most important thing to remember when preparing for a shoot is to bring your personality forward. Allow your clothes to be an extension of that concept rather than the main focus. Above all, remember to have fun with it.
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