What Should I Wear?
Client's ask me all the time, "what should I wear to our session?
Simplicity is always best, so when in doubt keep in mind that “less is more”.
Avoid patterns and stripes, as they often will conflict with other elements in your portrait.
Avoid logos, as they can be visually distracting.
Neutral colors such as beige, white, black, tan and grey often photograph the best, as they complement skin tones and don’t conflict with common background elements.
Wear clothing that fits properly. A proper fit that allows you to move and feel comfortable will help you look more confident in your portrait.
Always dress with full length in mind, including shoes and socks in your wardrobe consideration. Shoe styles should be simple and non distracting.
If you wear glasses regularly, you should wear them for your session as we want you to look like you normally do. Don’t worry about shine or glare, as we know how to look for these things and photograph accordingly.
We normally recommend wearing minimal jewellery for your portrait. Jewellery that you wear on a daily basis is fine, but we prefer to not have you accessorize and add extra jewellerly that normally wouldn’t wear.
If you do wear jewellery, it should be kept simple and it’s colour should be neutral and non-distracting.
Apply makeup and style your hair as you normally would. Now is not the time to try out a new haircut or a new style of make-up that you aren’t comfortable with.
We recommend against going for a professional tan or intentionally tanning outdoors prior to your session.
A fresh tan may look good in person but the camera is more sensitive to skin tones and your natural colour is always more flattering in photographs.
Hope this helps!