How to dress to impress for your photo shoot

August 16, 2010

Tips for dressing to impress in your photos

A couple rules of thumb should be followed when prepping yourself for a shoot for your professional portraits.

  1. Make sure the clothing you choose, whether it be business formal or business casual is something you feel comfortable in. This means that the clothes should fit properly, not be wrinkled, torn, stained or have buttons missing (these things will show in your pictures). For the ladies, if you can’t sit comfortably without having to yank or adjust your clothing, you should rethink your outfit. There is no need to go out and buy new clothes, wear something you have in your closet and know you look good in. Think about the outfits or accesories you have gotten compliments about in the past and chose accordingly.
  2. Have a variety of options to choose from for the photographer to mix and match.
  3. All black or all white clothing,very bright colors, loud prints or stripes are not recommended. Stick to soft color palettes that compliment your skin tone. If you’re not sure, bring a few options to view with your photographer.
  4. Make sure that you’ve had a good night’s rest. Stay hydrated and make sure you’ve had some food before your shoot. Lights get hot, most people are nervous and sometimes shoots can be long ordeals. Being prepared ahead of time means you’ll get the best shots possible.
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