What to wear for your portrait session

May 15, 2017

So, you have booked your portrait session and now are feeling stressed about picking your family's outfits.

Don't worry. I have a few tips that should help you out. 


Let's start with the DO NOTs.

Please stay away from the following:

-Text on clothing or large distracting graphics.

-Too much dark clothing.
When everyone is wearing black, the subjects in the portrait turn into black blobs that melt into each other.

-Too much yellow and green.
Why? Because in Arizona the landscape already has a lot of yellow and green colors. 




Here are some DOs:

- Light colors.
This is a personal preference, but I find that light blues, grays, pinks, beiges, etc. look beautiful in portraits and they all go well together!

- Choose Mom's outfit first.
Look at the color pallet of Mom's outfit and use those colors to base everyone else's outfits off of.

-Pick a color pallet.
See above. Variety in colors is always nice.

- Be YOU.
These are all suggestions based on my preferences and expertise. However, the purpose of a portrait is to capture the essence of you. So if you always wear bold colors and a mix of patterns then that's exactly what you should wear.


Help a family by booking a session.

April 19, 2017