What to wear when having your photo taken

When working with new clients, the number one question that I am asked is, “What should we wear for our portrait session?”. Most importantly, I suggest choosing something that you feel comfortable in. In general I offer the following tips:

Dark colored clothing (especially pants) works well because it has a slimming effect in photographs.

**Avoid solid white or cream tops as they can reflect light in certain settings.

Dress a group in complementary colors.

Wear classic styles to prevent the photograph from looking outdated later.

Jeans photograph well, and barefeet look awesome on the beach!

Choose a hue that complements your eye color.

A bit more make-up than normal appears natural in photos.

Avoid ballcaps and clothing with logos.

Colorful accessories like scarves and jewelry can enhance the photo in an understated way.

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There are a few acceptions for certain photos like professional head shots, maternity/belly pictures and newborn portraits. Feel free to drop me an email, and check through my albums to get ideas about how best to dress for those type of pictures.

See Also:
Sample Agenda for Wedding Photography
Unique & Affordable San Diego Wedding Venues

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