As many of you know I am in Charlotte with one of my best friends Rachael from Rach Lea Photograhy & we are having a blast! We have been doing a lot of shopping, eating, & just enjoying each other’s company since we do not get to do that very often. While we were chatting we started talking about dressing for photo shoots, naturally since she is a photographer. So we thought we would share 5 tips that she has to help you get dressed for your next photo shoot.
– Let your personality shine!
It’s so important that people don’t stick to the traditional thing of all wearing one color. Just like your family, what everyone wears should be diverse. Show your personality through your outfits. These are photos you will have for years so when you look back at them make sure your outfits fit the way your family is & be true to you!
– make sure you know your location
Based off where you will be taking photos, your outfits should work with with your location. Pick your scene and than choose your outfits. Make sure your outfit is comfortable for your surroundings. Lets not be wearing those stilettos at the beach!
– White isn’t the only neutral
When you are wanting to go neutral with your outfits remember white isn’t the only neutral. Men wearing a light blue oxford and a woman in a blush dress is still neutral! Other neutral options: black, tan, blush, light blues, nudes, navy, gray. Spice up your neutrals with going with other textures, patterns, & playing around with more than just white.
– Don’t be afraid of pattern & color.
Make sure to bring in some color & pattern to your photo shoots to really make your family photos a masterpiece. Always make sure there is a great balance between patterns and solids. For example in a family photo shoot, maybe the daughter is in a floral dress, the dad is in a stripe shirt, & the mom & son are in solids. & don’t be afraid of mixing patterns. When picking colors, never be afraid, but thing about what colors go with the feel of your photoshoot. If you are going for a light & airy feel be sure to pick lighter colors. Want that downtown urban feel? Go with deeper more rich colors. Pattern & color can really add a pop of interest to your family photos & make you stand out against your backdrop.
Layers, layers, LAYERS.
Wear that jewelry, those cardigans, boots over jeans, belts, scarves, hats, & any sort of texture that will add interest & show your personality even more. Layers add so much to a photo & take a normal photo to the next level.
I hope today’s post helped with your decisions on outfits for future photo shoots! It can be so hard to decide what to wear, but with these 5 tips you are well on your way to creating beautiful portraits to enjoy for years to come. & now you know what to wear to a photo shoot. Be sure to head on over to Rach’s Facebook page to check out more of her work & as always leave me a comment below & any tips you have, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram! xx