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Dress Code 101: What to Wear to Your Shoot


Hi friends! First off, I apologize for my long hiatus from my blog, this summer has been very hectic for me as I try to balance a full-time job and my photography/design business. I will be putting together a schedule that allows me more free time to share my many photo adventures, so stay tuned!

I get a lot of questions from clients concerned about the proper outfit to wear for their photo shoot, so I wanted to share with you a few tips to keep in mind! Weather you are preparing for a family, senior, or couples session these tips will have you looking your best!


What Do I Wear?


Generally speaking, it is smart to wear an outfit that you are comfortable in and will make you stand out from the background. Light, neutral colors generally work the best. Pops of color are okay, as long as it's not too distracting. Bright colors such as red, yellow, orange, bright green, and hot pink are fun, however, they are very distracting and, most of the time, don't photograph well. The same goes for patterns; simple is best!



Matching Outfits


It's a common misconception that matching outfits are GREAT for photos. Where at times it can be fun to match, it can be even better to coordinate colors, tones, and patterns rather than attempting to look identical. Always keep in mind that your outfit should be complimentary to your skin tone, curves, and body type. The way you dress should only accent what's really important, YOU!


Accessories


Accessories can be a fun way to express your personality and individuality. They can also be a great way to pull an outfit together. Scarfs, hats, jewelry, vests, or flowers in your hair can be great accessories to use in moderation. Remember the attention should be on you, not what you're wearing! In the photo below, the blanket served as a nice pop of color helping the couple stand out from the darker toned background. Compliementary colors work nicely when decided exactly which accessories to use.



What NOT to Wear:


Avoid anything with logos, characters, or graphics.Distracting pops of colors, patterns, or textures.The same outfit as everyone else in the photo.Remove watches/ jewelry that don't complete your look. 


Overall comfort is key! The more comfortable you are in the outfit, the more you can relax for a natural looking pose. Staying away from distracting colors, logos, patterns, and textures can allow the focus to stay on you! 

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