Congratulations!  You have scheduled your photo Session. Now you are probably wondering, what to wear for your photos?  This is one of the most common questions asked.  Your photos will reflect you and there are good and bad choices.  Below you will find some suggested guidelines on  how to select to right clothing so that your photos will turn out fantastic!  

Make Sure You Are Comfortable

 Don’t choose an outfit that you feel awkward in, is itchy or just doesn’t fit your personality.  If you are uncomfortable it will show through in the photos.  Make sure to try it on before hand, do you feel good in what you are wearing, are comfortable and does it fit properly.  Also, make sure that your clothing is clean and wrinkle free!

Color Choice

 Selecting color combinations that complement each other will be pleasing to the eye and make your photos look even better.  The traditional complementary colors are listed below:

  • red and green
  • blue and orange
  • yellow and purple

Use one of these color combinations as a starting point. Photos are made to last over many generations, Your photos can reflect either traditional values or current fashion trend colors. I feel it is fine to capture a time in your life when your fashion color choices are not consistent with the old traditional style. The photos you have taken should reflect who you are now.    
You don’t have to wear the  exact- shades mentioned above, use them as a guide especially if you are having group photos done.  Do NOT choose all solid colors or all of the same color.  Consider mixing members of a group one member wearing a solid color as an anchor (Father or Elder), while others incorporate the solid color in stripes, plaids or another pattern.  


Adding accessories can also make your photos really stand out.  These should be items you are comfortable with.  Items like, jewelry, hat, scarf for the woman, men can add ties (bow tie or necktie), watches (wrist or Pocket), hats or suspenders.  


 Don’t forget shoes! They will show in your full length photographs, old and dirty shoes, won’t look good.  They should match your outfit and complement it not compete with your outfit. . High heels on women will make your legs look longer, slimmer and you will look taller.  For the woman If you wear open toes shoes, think about painting your toenails, either a neutral color or one that will complement your outfit.

What NOT to Wear

There are a few things to avoid:

  • words or big logos across your clothing (This will date your photos more than anything else)
  • wearing solid black or white, Black clothing will recede into the background and white might make you look like a floating head.
  • having everybody in identical outfits
  • white t- shirts and jeans, unless you are looking for a completely casual session, but this outfit will not look good when hanging on the wall
  • Extremely bright and neon colors
  • dirty or wrinkled clothing

If you have any questions please write them down and and ask me.  I want to help make your photo session as stress free as possible.