‘Tis the season of photos! And….WHAT IN THE WORLD DO I WEAR!!!???
I can almost see the scene as you stand in front of the array of clothes that fill your closet as thoughts of “I have no clothes,” “everything I own is old,” “I need to go shopping,” fill your head and your heart. And maybe, just maybe, a five year old temper tantrum is thrown? Take a breath and step away from the edge! No reason to panic. What (most likely) billowing in ‘over flow mode’ from your closet will do wonders! Let’s break this down together and find what works to make you look and feel your very best as well as pop out of the photograph.
Use colors and patterns that work well together. Picking clothes that allow for a pop and not just a black shirt with jeans across the board. Use patterns sparingly and patterns that are smaller in size so they do not distract your eye when viewing the photo. Also, avoid large logos. You want to coordinate versus match.
You want each person in the photo to allow for their individual personalities shine through in their attire. Even using the small things (ie scarves, shoes, accessories, etc) will allow for each person to stand out in their own way and truly be themselves, comfortable and confident, during the shoot.
Dress for Season and Location
Take into account the time of year and the vibe of the location you chose. We don’t need pumps to be worn on the beaches of St. Petersburg. You feel me!?
Layers are a great way to create variety without having to allow time for an entire wardrobe change. You can color block, add and take away, and see such a difference with little to no effort.
Keep it Natural
Please, please, please don’t show up for a photo shoot in a suit and tie if your regular attire is ratty jeans in a t-shirt. Instead, show up in a dark pair of jeans with a cotton v-neck. Whether engagement photos or family photos, this should be a great representation of who you are without running out the door hair half done and mascara in hand. What do you look like on your best day in the real world? That is how you should dress.
See! Easy, smeasy! You are natural, beautiful, and you! What more could you ask for. Keep referring to this as reference of what to wear during a photo shoot and you can’t go wrong!
For additional inspiration, you can visit THIS pin board I have created for extra inspiration as you stare into your closet 🙂
Until next time…