Clothing Choice Guide
After almost 10 years doing photoshoots — here’s everything I’ve learned about clothes! Follow the simple tips in this guide to make YOU the main subject of the picture and avoid poorly-selected clothing to take away from an otherwise great portrait!
Hint & Tip — №1
❌ Buy new clothes
- It’s common to assume that you have to buy new clothes for the shoot.
- This though causes us to waste a lot of time and money.
- And this ends up in not feeling comfortable at the shoot because we are not familiar with our new outfits.
✅ Bring what you have
- In reality, it’s then the case that you’ve got everything you need in your closet.
- So I suggest that you bring what you already have and love.
- Doing this makes all the difference as you will feel at ease.
Hint & Tip — №2
❌ Wear an eye-catching outfit
- My clients usually think that you should wear an eye-catching outfit with multiple prints and patterns.
- Following this idea, we often create destruction.
- And the unwanted result is images that look like a clothes promotion rather than a personal photo session.
✅ Simple is better
- I’ve found over the years that simple is better.
- Remembering this, you should bring clean and easy outfits with no prints or patterns.
- When we do this focus is on YOU, your face and your eyes rather than on your clothes.
Hint & Tip — №3
❌ Do not layer clothes
- A common misconception is that you should not layer clothes.
- When we assume this, we do not bring our jackets or hats.
- I’ve seen this then result in a one-dimensional boring image.
✅ Layers and hats are great!
- In reality, it’s more often true that layers and hats are great!
- And so the best thing to do is bring your favourite jackets, scarves and hats.
- You will add texture to the picture and frame your face.
Hint & Tip — №4
❌ Wear sparkling clothes to the shoot
- It’s often believed that you have to wear shiny or sparkling clothes to the shoot.
- When we believe this we make it very difficult for the photographer to achieve a good result.
- And the result is the reflection of your clothes on your skin.
✅ Choose natural colours
- The truth is that natural or neutral colours are always a safe bet.
- When considering this, you should bring natural or neutral colour clothes that complement each other.
- We get the best outcomes when we follow this strategy.
Hint & Tip — №5
❌ Bring as many clothes as possible
- A common myth is to assume that you have to have as many clothes as possible to wear in a photoshoot.
- This can lead us to bring our entire wardrobe, in multiple suitcases.
- And ultimately this ends up in confusion at the shoot and takes too much time to decide what to wear.
✅ Less is more
- What professionals know is less is more when it comes to clothes.
- And so instead of bringing our entire wardrobe the best thing to do is bring 3-5 outfits that you love.
- This will then mean we can focus on getting the pictures right, and spend more time taking photos!