March 22, 2020
Disclaimer: These tips are specific to BeatrixLin Photography LLC sessions but can be applicable to other photographer’s clients. They are color specific to my editing and. my personal preferences so if you hire someone else or have already hired someone else, please take some of these tips lightly and ask your photographer.
Girls, we all have those days we have *nothing* to wear and somehow our entire wardrobe ends up on the floor like a tornado hit just the closet. I get it. When it comes to anything where you go out in public nothing fits right or look right.
I’m here to release all the fear and stress. I’m here to tell you you do have something to wear and you are going to look amazing!
First of all, let’s address your style. What do you like to wear on a day to day basis? Are you always in your yoga pants? Do you like to dress things up? Do you always look like you’re ready for a high class event? What does your wardrobe say about your personality? That really made you think for a minute didn’t it?
I don’t want you to change any of that when it comes to dressing for your session! Now if you live in sweatpants and a baggy shirt I may ask you to reevaluate your outfits for the occasion but I want your outfits to still scream you!
#1: Keep it comfortable. If you’re uncomfortable it is 100% apparent and will translate in your photos.
#2: Color pallet. I tell all my clients that I love muted tones and neutrals with my editing style. When you wear bright colors, not only does it pop in the photos, I feel like it distracts from the most important things in the photos, you.
#3: Limit the patterns. As much as you love you patterns, in the photos I take it is best to try to limit the pieces that have a lot going on. In the same way I suggest to avoid bright colors, I feel that that the patterns take away from you in the photos.
#4: Don’t wear anything you don’t want to wear. We all have the moms that say how cute you look in something. I think that is great but if you don’t love it, you won’t like your photos as much. How physically or mentally comfortable you are in your outfit is so important.
#5: Make your outfits versatile. You can spice up a simple outfit and make it into a completely new one. My favorite base outfit is jeans and a t-shirt. You can change that in so many ways. Add a jean jacket. Add a leather jacket. Add a cardigan. Then, shoes. Flats, boots, heels, whatever you want! You could have so many different combinations from that one base outfit.
#6: Accessorize. If you wear jewelry, that is a big way to spice up your outfit. Changing your necklace or earring can change the entire vibe of your outfit. Add a hat too if you like to wear hats. Every little thing adds to your photos.
#7: Shop your friend’s closets before going shopping. The first thing a lot of people think about after they book a photographer is when and where they are going to go shopping for their shoot. An outfit at the mall can cost anywhere from $20-70 depending. That adds up if you want 2-3 new outfits. I always suggest if you’re looking for something that’s new to you, ask your friends if you can borrow some of their clothes. Extremely cost effective.
#8: Color coordinate (couple photos). The most important thing is when more than one person in the frame is that the outfits don’t clash. Make sure whoever is the outfit planner makes them go together.
Some inspo form some of my favorite outfits from past sessions!
I can’t wait to see you comfortable and confident in your shoot! And once you book, I am here to help you plan your outfits for your session!