Before we begin a photo session, no matter the type of session (family, engagement, business or senior portraits), the most frequently asked question we receive is, “what in the heck do I wear?” When you’re getting your picture taken, you want to feel put fashionable, put together, and fabulous, no matter where you shop.
Our special fashionistsas have put together some tips and suggestions as well as some favorite outfits for Spring 2013 to help get your ideas flowing before your photo shoot.
Our Top Tips:
- Solid colors tend to photograph best.
- Most people look good in midtones (i.e., green, blue, brown, wine, etc.).
- Try to avoid whites and colors that resemble your skin tones (i.e., beige, tan, cream, or very pale peach, pink, and even gray).
- Jewelry can be a great accessory to your outfit, but remember it should not distract from your face.
- Please be aware of clothing that wrinkles easily, as it does not photograph well.
- Make sure your shoes are as fabulous as the rest of your outfit! They will be seen!
In ancient times, the creation of purple dye was an incredibly lengthy, expensive process. Purple garments became a symbol of wealth and nobility, even royalty, and were sought after world-round. Although violet is now far easier to come by, the color is still associated with its royal roots. A violet-themed outfit exudes playful sophistication and looks great on camera! Small accents of purple, such as scarves and accessories, can also liven up an otherwise muted palette!
Ah, yellow! The color of happiness, of light, and of sunshine. Yellow is a wonderful color to wear in outdoor, buttery natural-light shoots, and looks amazing on camera! Although yellow can be difficult for some to wear because of its tendency to wash out skin tones, patterns with yellow or a single yellow garment in an otherwise neutral palette adds wonders to your images. Adding yellow florals, jewelry, or accents also helps to make your photos go “POP!”. We love yellow!
Red is one of, if not the, strongest of colors in the rainbow. A symbol of power, passion, blood, and love, red is a bold and striking color for your photo session. Since red is truly a brilliant, attention-grabbing color, we recommend peppering your outfit with red accents instead of making red the main color for all garments. Pairing red with denim or darker neutral tones makes for striking images that create lasting impressions on your wall.
Nothing says fresh and new quite like the color green! Green comes in a wide array of shades, ranging from a yellowish, pea-like hue all the way to turquoise! Green looks beautiful combined with earth tones and therefore makes a wonderful choice for outdoor shoots and backdrops of wood and stone. Even small accents of green, such as jewelry, scarves, or shoes, look wonderful with whites and tans.
Indigo, or deep blue, is a rich, exceedingly popular color which looks beautiful in almost any setting. Outfits with blue elements create a sense of calm and quiet, perfect for a more introverted couple or natural backdrops. Blue can be dressed up or down to fit your tastes and can be used either as a main color or accenting in your outfits.
Orange is a tangy, optimistic color that demands attention! Strong, joyful, and happy, adding orange to your engagement session is always a hit on camera. Couples with a more extroverted nature might enjoy orange-themed outfits. Orange also looks wonderful in urban settings, such as against concrete, brick, and stone.