What to Wear to your Photoshoot – a helpful guide by Emma Louise Photography
One of the most regular questions I’m asked by clients about their portrait sessions is “What should I wear for our photoshoot?” Let’s start with a ‘Colours of the Rainbow’ gallery of ideas, featuring sophisticated voilet and calming blue; fresh and vibrant green to fun and happy yellow. Tangy and optimistic orange or red; the colour of love, power and passion. These boards along with the following suggestions are designed to inspire and guide your clothing choices for your photography session.
I hope the following What to Wear guides offer you some inspiration. I will be sharing some of these suggestions within blog posts as the seasons progress.
What to wear Don’ts:
What to wear Don’ts:
- If you wear make up don’t forget to apply some pre-shoot, and bring it with you in case you need to touch up.
- If you have painted nails don’t forget to make sure they’re freshly painted and chip free, and clean trim nails for everyone else!
- A light face powder to reduce any shine on your face that may build up during your shoot, this is especially important for studio shoots as the bright lights reflect shine.
- A comb or brush and hair spray if you use it, a pocket mirror is handy to have for on location shoots.
- Lip balm for the luscious lips look – this goes for guys too! Don’t worry I’m not going to make you wear lipstick, but a smidge of Nivea lip butter is ideal to mend dry or chapped lips.
What else should we prep for?
- Pre plan for our session; coordinate outfits. Everyone in the portrait should ideally wear items that complement each other. They don’t need to be matchy-matchy, but they should make sense as an ensemble so the resulting image is as fantastic as we want it to be.
- If it’s a session that involves bare skin i.e. a maternity shoot may involve baring your bump or a newborn shoot as I tend to strip baby down to their birthday suits, avoid tight clothing on the skin for a few hours prior to the session to prevent skin marking.
- We really want to make our session together about YOU, and what look you want to achieve. Planning together is part of the process.
I am also regularly pinning new and inspirational ideas to my Pinterest “What to Wear” Board – feel free to follow and repin!