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How to decide what to wear to your photo shoot

Top tips for getting the most out of your professional photography session.

If you are prepping for your first photoshoot you probably have a couple questions about what to expect. A common concern for people having their photos taken for the first time is what to wear.

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7 Top Tips for Deciding What to Wear for a Photoshoot

  1. What is the purpose of the photoshoot? This should be your first thought when deciding what to wear. Choose an appropriate outfit for the occasion and something that suits your personality. 
  2. Keep the location & season in mind. Where is the photoshoot taking place? Choose an outfit that will keep you feeling comfortable and confident. For example, if you’re on a beach, those new high heels might not be the most logical choice and you might end up looking a bit out of place. madison ct family photographer at Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth CT
  3. Coordinate, not match.  Look for two to three colors that will go together and coordinate outfits rather than dress everyone in the same color.  Use a pattern to create a statement for one or two people, but keep the rest of the family members in a more solid color.  My favorite tip is to use an accent color with a more subdued pallet to create that extra pop that coordinates across multiple family members. ct family photographer
  4. Make your photos timeless. You might love that trendy top or pair of pants now but will your photos stand the test of time if you wear that item of clothing? early fall madison ct beach photography session with catherine king photography a ct family photographer based on the ct shoreline
  5. What to do about makeup. This would depend on the type of photos you are taking. Fashion shoots will call for more dramatic makeup but for your everyday maternity, family or portrait shoots, keep your makeup natural and to a minimum. hammonasset state beach photography session at sunset with catherine king photography a ct family photographer based in madison ct
  6. Fit is more important that you think. If you already have an outfit in mind for your shoot, try it on before the time to make sure that it fits correctly and compliments your body type.  Have your souse or friend snap a photo to see if you love the way it looks. 
  7. Try not to go brand crazy. Wearing too much clothing with prominent brand names just makes you look like a walking ad. Clothing with large graphics on it also doesn’t work well as it will end up being the focus of your photos. ct beach photography tips for gorgeous outdoor photos

Remember to have fun on your photoshoot, be yourself and don’t hesitate to ask your photographer for guidance.  Check out our Pinterest page for What to Wear to Your Family’s Photoshoot

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