Deciding what to wear can be difficult, but just think about the “feeling” you want your photos to have and what you are most comfortable wearing. Envision what you eventually want hanging on your walls, displayed in your frames and shared with your loved ones. Here are my tips on what to wear:
- First off, please do not leave outfit planning to the last moment, as this is a very important detail of your session. This includes a new hair style, or color job, spray tan, or anything along these lines. You have chosen to invest in your memories, so leave yourself enough time to plan out these details and you’ll save yourself a bit of stress.
- Be comfortable and be yourself. These photos are a reflection of who you are and what makes you…you! I will capture your personality with my lens and a great way for me to do so is if you’re comfortable with your outfit selections.
- Coordinate outfits by choosing colors and simple patterns that complement each other. I recommend you do not match and please avoid all white, all black, or all of any single color and also avoid large logo wear and busy patterns. When you look back at your photos years down the road, you don’t want to “date” your photos with any particular fad/trend, so select classic and timeless ensembles that will always look great.
- For the ladies: remember to keep your makeup natural-looking and don’t overdo it. As with fads/trends that can date photos, makeup can do the same.
- Think about the location we’ve decided on and what might work best with that location (i.e. a beach session would warrant a different outfit and “feel” as opposed to a city scene, as opposed to a large grassy meadow).
- You are welcome to change outfits as long as it takes place within the 60-minutes time frame for our session, so bring along an extra outfit or two.
Thanks to Corina Nielson Photography, here are some visual guides as you are planning ahead for our session. If you have a wardrobe question, don’t hesitate to call me!