WHAT TO WEAR TO A PHOTO SHOOT
Coordinating your families style is important for a successful photo shoot.
Don’t dress alike, but dress in the same tonal range.
Wear colours that compliment each other and have a similar tonal range or common shades.
Pick a colour palette with 2-3 colours one of which being a neutral.
Demin, white, black, stone, grey and browns are all neutral colours, now add another colour like teal, blue, burnt orange, whatever colour suits your skin tones. They don’t have to be the same colour, tones or shades of that colour make for lovely photos.
Most of my photo shoots are taken on location outdoors, please be wary that the terrain is not always even.
Ladies you are more then welcome to wear your stunning heels, but please bring comfy | flat shoes for when we move around.
Please use bold colours or patterns sparingly. Rather incorporate accessories like jewellery, scarves, jerseys or jackets to create an alternative look.
Be true to who you and your family are, stick with your style, if you are uncomfortable in your outfit it will reflect in the photos.
Do's & Dont's
Here are some quick Do's and Don'ts to ensure a beautiful outcome at our photoshoot!
DO Have either a fresh coat of nail polish on your nails that coordinates with your outfit or don’t have any nail polish on at all. You don’t want chipped nail polish.
DO Wear makeup even if you don’t normally. If you don’t usually wear makeup, use a tinted moisturizer and mascara. This will help even your skin tone and make your eyes pop a little bit. If you do normally wear makeup, I suggest going to your salon and getting professional makeup and hair done. It’s so fun to pamper yourself and know you will look even more amazing! For children and dads, they get off easy!
DO Make sure hair is done. If family members need a cut, do it a week before your session. That way you have time to get used to it and working with it.
DON’T Wear a bright bra. I always tell clients to wear a nude color bra and be sure it’s strapless if they are wearing spaghetti straps or any clothing where their bra straps can be seen.
DON’T show up with chipped nail polish. I know that was mentioned in the DO’s, it’s just that important!
Bring along makeup for touch ups. Also bring your brush and hairspray just in case!
DON’T wear characters on clothing. Or logos. Or anything splashed all over the clothing that detracts from your family.
DON’T Wait until the last minute to put together your clothes. Trust me on this one, I’ve done it and it didn’t turn out well! I made horrible choices on a couple of shirts I ran out to buy and I was so unhappy with the pictures. Not because of the photographer, but because the fit of the shirt on me added 100 pounds. Not good.
Here are some examples from my own sessions of families that nailed the whole idea of coordinating.
Image courtesy Nicole Taylor Photography