Have you thought about what you might wear for your portrait photography session? If you’re wondering how to make the most of your photo session, read on!
We’ve come up with some tips to help you decide what to wear. Please note that these are just guidelines, you are of course free to wear what you like! However for the best results, here are our recommendations…
We recommend not wearing too much white or black, as most of the photos are taken against a white background, and we also use a black background. It’s best to go for muted tones so that you are the subject not the clothes – we don’t want to draw attention away from the expressions with brightly coloured clothing. Similarly, we recommend wearing solid coloured clothing so that no one person stands out. If you wear stripes or flowers, you will stand out from the rest of your group, but if everyone is wearing complimentary subdued tones, you will fit together as one unit.
Choose a colour palette of 2-3 tones that go well together for everyone to follow. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones. OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones. So that we see the people first and your portrait looks stunning. Wedding group photos look so good because they’re all wearing the same colours and the people stand out!
Nothing too distracting - all attention goes to their faces
Bear in mind that lighter colours make you look bigger, so a light colour on top with dark trousers will make your top look bigger. A dark top with light trousers will make your bum look bigger. Choosing similar tones for your top and bottom will ensure one doesn’t look bigger than the other.
Wear a clothing style that you feel flatters you. If you dislike your arms, wear long sleeves. If you love your legs, feel free to show them off. If you feel confident in what you’re wearing and think you look your best, this will show in your photos.
Remember, there are no rules, these are just guidelines to help you, but nothing is set in stone. The most important thing is to wear what you’re comfortable in, and what you’d like to be wearing in your pictures. If you have some statement clothing or accessories we could make some creative photos with, go for it! We love doing new and different styles of photography in the studio, and interesting props always help, so if you have any ideas you want to try out, we’re up for it.
Good luck planning for your session, and we hope to see you in the studio soon!
- The Ph2o Team