Ever Wonder What To Wear To A Photoshoot?
by Indigo Admin | June 15, 2021
So, you’re getting ready for a photoshoot! How exciting.
If you’re like most people, the question at the top of your mind is “What do I wear?”
We want your photoshoot to be as stress-free and fun as possible. So we’ve come up with the top things to keep in mind to help you pick out the right clothing and show up for a great shoot!
Wear solid colors
While prints aren’t a bad option, there’s something about a solid color that accents you and who you are. If you have a print or pattern in your shirt, with solid pants or skirt, then that’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with a powerful print! But, if there are many of you, a group shot, with a lot of prints, that’s too much going on! Ladies, it’s best to wear tops with a v-neck, accentuating your beautiful face and neckline and giving you depth. So for example, you can wear a solid blue top with black pants, or a black top with white pants. The contrasting solid colors are what make the pictures come alive.
Find colors that suit your skin tone
Back in the ‘80s, color wheels and finding your “season” was a big deal! You’d find your skin tone on a chart, find the right colors that went with your season, and wear clothing that accentuated you. The rules still apply today! For spring, summer, fall, or winter, you can find which season you are and wear clothing best for your skin and hair color. Here’s a great article to determine what tones work best for your skintone.
If it’s a group shot, wear coordinating colors
Wearing coordinated colors is easy to do. If you prefer neutral colors for a photo shoot, then have the whole group wear muted tans, grays, and pastels. If you like bright, then have everyone wear coordinating bright colors! I always say. Choose 3 colors within the same tone and have everyone wear a little bit of each color. Here’s my pinterest board that is loaded with coordinating color charts, so everyone can wear a color that works together making the shoot cohesive and beautiful.
Wear clothing that represents you
This one is easily underestimated but one that should be adhered to. If your photoshoot is business-oriented, then dress the way you would present yourself to a client. If you wear suits, then wear a suit in the photo shoot. If you dress casually, then stick to that. If it’s a family photo shoot, choose how you want to present yourself. If you want the shoot to look like you’re wearing your Sunday best, then wear that. If you prefer to come across casual, then wear jeans and comfy blouses and shirts. Wear what you want to see in your photos, and wear what represents you best!
Skip the shirts with logos!
This is something to be aware of but easily missed. Logos appear on so much of our clothing. If the logo is small, like on a belt, then it’s not a big deal. But, we’re talking about giant logos on blouses and t-shirts or sweatshirts. You’re not advertising this brand, so make sure not to wear clothing with glaringly obvious brand labels!
Where more than on color
We talked about this at the beginning with solid color choices. While it’s just fine to wear a black top and white pants, or a white dress shirt and black slacks, avoid wearing one solid color for the entire outfit. It ends up making you look undefined. You want the focus to be on YOU. Do that by breaking up the colors.
Simple jewelry and simple makeup
Ladies, less is more! While jewelry can give your look a pop of pizzaz, you want to tone down the jewelry. Too many accessories will create a busy image, and you want the focus on you, not the jewelry. Also, makeup is a must. But here’s the caveat: you don’t want to overdo it and you don’t want to underdo it. Find a balance. And if you feel out of your field, hire a professional to give you pointers on what to do to accentuate your features.
Wear a healthy and happy face
The best way to take good photos is to arrive hydrated, full from a recent meal, and ready to go with a good night’s sleep. When you’re happy and healthy, your photos will show it, and that’s what you want to get the best pictures possible! Keep your attitude light, go with the flow, and don’t stress about the photo shoot. All you have to do is show up and let the photographer do the rest.
Take all of these helpful hints to heart, do your best preparing the day before the shoot, and we can’t wait to see you on your photoshoot day!