Clothing Tips And Tricks
How to make you stand out in a flattering and complimenting fashion as the subject of the portraits and make you look your best! 😊
The thing about our clothing, is how much they effect us and the over all portrait.
Clothing can easily be one of the most important areas of your portraits.
Our desire is that you love your portraits and love the way you look.
Taking the time to research appropriate clothing styles prior to your portraits will help you on your way to LOVING how you look and feel in life and in your portraits.
These areas are important in your portraits. They will effect how you see yourself and how you enjoy your portraits.
Our portrait sessions are On Location and usually free, fun and energetic and you'll want the freedom to move about, play and enjoy yourself in the appropriate clothing.
#1 - MAKE SURE IT FITS:
Choose clothing that is well fitting, but not too tight. Give your self freedom to move. Wear shirts that hug your figure, without being so short or tight they hold you back. Baggie or loose fitting outfits can be very comfortable, BUT they can present an over-sized image of yourself and portray a lazy or passiveness to your character that doesn't belong.
Choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow.
Choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies - Skirts can be very pretty, but very limiting in positioning, posing and moving around for your portraits.
#2 - CLOTHING CAN DISTRACT FROM YOU:
Wear solid colored clothing - Patterns draw focus away from your face and away from everyone else too.
Choose muted tones that are a bit subdued - Bright vibrant colors can distract and pull focus away too.
Choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach)
Choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light)
Choose 1-3 colours for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that colour palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones. OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones.
We're to help you figure out and plan your portraits.
Contact us and we'll let you pic our brains and we'll help you pick your clothes! 😜