Summer / Spring 2016 What to Wear for your Photography Session
Solids always photograph well: especially white, creams, grays, blues, and greens. I love earth tones because they complement all skin tones. In the Pacific Northwest, we love to wear gray and black. We love our blacks and grays in Seattle – our cars are gray or black, our sky is gray and black – let us take a moment to brighten the wardrobe by adding a dash of color! I am wearing all black as we speak and will likely wear all black to shoot your session. This, however, is not a good choice when you’re in front of the camera because there is no start or end to your figure when you wear all black.
PATTERN and FIT
Pattern and fit should be considered. Given you and your family are the focus I want to highlight this element. Your chemistry can easily be overshadowed by patterns, logos, and animal prints. Simple, is best.
Try to keep in mind that clothing fit is extremely important for your session. I always recommend going for comfort, but make sure you are wearing your actual size. You don’t want to be pulling your pants up, or have them so tight they cause creases in your skin that would normally not be there. The same goes for your tops. You want to be comfortable and have your curves be front and center, but not curves and creases that are caused by tight clothing.
Keep really trendy looks at bay and wear the classics.
Who you are and what you love should come across in these photos – this goes especially for your kiddos. Do they have a favorite pair of boots, a cape or ball they love to play with at this stage in their life – bring it! I want you to be able to go back and look at these photos and remember the best parts of your little ones, the memories of you falling in love, the place you feel for your partner. I don’t want you to look at these photos and be reminded that leopard print was in that year.
Pinks and Reds can be tough if you have my skin; I am pretty pale and if I wear pink or red – it reflects on my skin and creates a very pinkred me. If you are pale I would steer clear and choose a color that better suits.
We love our blacks and grays in Seattle – our cars are gray or black, our sky is gray and black – let us take a moment to brighten the wardrobe by adding a dash of color!
Try not to wear clothes that are too tight; the more comfortable you are – the better you will look.
Once you pick a color scheme – STICK TO IT.