I frequently have clients ask me what they should wear for their photography session. The first question to ask yourself is, what style of portraits am I looking for? Casual or formal? Subdued and earthy or bright and funky? Classic or edgy? You get the picture!
Once you have your style in mind, I have a few tips to send you in the right direction. All of these tips can also be found on the Cristen Farrell Photography website here: http://www.cristenfarrellphotography.com/site/information/about-your-session.
- Clothing should be geared toward drawing attention to the face, not away from it, although a splash of color or pattern on an accessory (hat, scarf, etc.) will help to show personaility and add interest, but not in an overpowering way.
- It is best to avoid logos, decals, and stripes.
- For families, clothing should be complimentary, but MATCHING is not recommended. Try choosing one pattern or color and mixing it in to everyone’s wardrobe in a different and muted way.
- Feel free to bring up to two additional changes of clothes, especially for children, for a variety of fun shots. (For adults, please note that I cannot guarantee a changing facility, so please plan accordingly.)
Need some more visuals? Check out Wardrobe Wednesdays on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/WardrobeWednesday?ref=ts. Don’t forget to click on the photos tab for tips on clothing, makeup, accessories, and more!
Still not sure? Give me a call and I’m happy to make suggestions or provide ideas to meet your needs so your portraits are the best they can be!
Cristen Farrell Photography