Hey! Are you considering what to wear for your session? You want to make the most of your time in front of the camera, so read below to figure out how to show your best self off! (Not to give it away - but in the end, it really comes down to what makes you feel the most comfortable).
Get dressed up! Now is the time to rock that funky dress. If you're not looking at adding a new piece to your wardrobe, many of my clients have used an online site called "Rent the Runway" where you can borrow designer dresses for cheap (giving you that red-carpet-look on a budget).
If you have little ones in the pictures, I recommend longer dresses as they will better allow you to bend down and interact with them (even though cocktail dresses are sexy and cute).
SAY YES TO THE DRESS:
Dresses and skirts are timeless, beautiful, and flattering. Long ones also create movement for the camera which is a huge plus. Choose ones with solid colors or simple patterns that compliment your figure.
Top Brands for photoshoot-worthy women's clothing:
- Urban Outfitters
ONE OR TWO OUTFITS?
Totally up to you! A lot of my clients bring one elegant "wow" dress and another more casual "date night" dress. I love both, but you should too! If you only have one dress that you're totally in love with, don't feel pressured to have to bring two!
Some clients also decide to bring a pair of pants or a skirt and pair it with a couple of different tops. This works well too. Bring whatever you'd like and I'm more than happy to give you my opinion on what would look best in front of the camera.
I think this is the most crucial aspect. Choose colors that you like, but also one that won't be distracting for the camera and unflattering for you.
- This means avoiding neon colors and busy patterns.
- Instead, go for softer and lighter tones and muted shades
An example color palette could look like this:
- Soft pinks
- Muted blues
- Sophisticated light neutrals (heather grey, creams, leather brown, white)
FLATTERING YOUR FEATURES:
It's likely you may feel self-conscious about some aspect of your appearance. Choose clothing that minimizes your insecurities about these areas.
Some quick ideas:
- Quarter length sleeves have a slimming effect on arms
- Skinny straps and strapless dresses have the opposite effect
- Bring along a couple of coats or cardigans to help add another dimension to your photographs as well as help with a slimming effect