You're getting professional photos taken and you want them to be amazing. You have the perfect location chosen and all you have left to do is pick out your outfit. But where do you start? Should you go bright or neutral, matching or all different? What you choose to wear can greatly affect the look and feel of the final product.
Getting dressed for professional photos doesn't have to be complicated. One of the most common questions we get is about what to wear for your photoshoot. We want your best foot forward and can offer advice on how to create a polished look without clothing distractions. Here are our top 5 tips to help make your photos look sophisticated and timeless.
Consider the Season
Dress accordingly. Wearing a summer dress for a fall photo shoot is going to look out of place. Or is one person in a jacket and the other is in a t-shirt? Getting on the same page for seasonal apparel will create a more cohesive look. We can help couples pick the season and location depending on what vibe they want in their photos.
Choose Neutral, Solid Tones
Bright colours, loud patterns, or stripes can clash. They can also be a distraction and draw your eyes away from the face. Logos and characters should also be avoided. Neutral clothing will give your photos a timeless, classic look. They also work well with any background and are important to choose if you are changing locations during the shoot. Some great neutral colours you can choose include the classic black or white, blue, beige, and grey.
Coordinate but Don't Be Matchy-Matchy
Matching outfits make photos feel inauthentic. Couples and families don't dress alike every day, so don't do it for professional photos. Matching outfits will also be the main attraction in the photo instead of the people. It can date a photo as well, so leave the matching photos in the '90s where they belong. Coordinating outfits have a more modern feel to it. If it's a more formal shoot, she could wear a dress and he wears a dress shirt and dark jeans. Or choose a complementary colour palette instead of the same colour for everyone.
Bring 1-2 Outfits
If time and location allow, bring a casual and a more formal outfit. It will give you more final options to choose from and different outfits will work with different backgrounds.
You want to look gorgeous in your photos so choose something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Don't wear clothes that are too tight or restricting, as it will make the poses look strained. Being relaxed translates into better photos.
At the end of the experience, when your images are framed and on display in your home, you want people to be looking at your face and not at your clothes. Plan your outfit choices ahead of time so you can have a relaxed and fun photoshoot. At Fly Free Photography, we love our clients to have a great time making some truly special memories. Be comfortable and, of course, bring your brightest smile!
If you need help planning & documenting your beautiful elopement or intimate wedding day please do not hesitate to reach out. We are Krystal & Mike, a Husband and Wife team that offer our couples both photo and video, as well as planning and logistics! We have some awesome all inclusive elopement packages to help couples navigate through all the craziness and would love to chat with you! Please feel free to contact us here, or check out our work at - www.flyfreephotos.com