“but, what do I wear!?” such a commonly asked question, so do not feel alone! as photographers, we are asked this quite often when our clients are preparing for their highly anticipated photo shoot. our response is mostly, whatever you put into your photos is really what you will get out of them. yeah, so kinda like pretty much anything else in life! insert a shoulder shrug!
we’ve compiled a list of our own ideas from experience and what we have learned along the way. we want our clients to look and feel their best, especially when an important time in your life is being photographed and captured forever.
photographers alike want you to absolutely LOVE your photos, but if you aren’t happy with what you look and feel like, let’s be honest, it’s next to near impossible to make a client love their pictures. We are team LOVE yo’ self! Look good, feel good. This is just the cold hard plain truth, y’all.
Here are 7 key points we have thought of to help you in your photo session preparations:
Key #1: think about the style of photographer you are choosing
Us gals over here at Southern Studios love light and bright! So colors matter! Neutrals matter! Say it with us!
We prefer to shoot light colors, as they photograph best with our style of photography. Not necessarily shying away from color, but doing so the right way. If you are booking a moody-edit style photographer, obviously dark colors photograph just fine, and really help create that aesthetic they are going for. If you are truly stuck, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask your photographer what they think is best for where you are shooting and what style you are going for.
Key #2: dress up!
It’s not every day you hire a professional photographer to capture a significant memory in your life. Why not use us as the excuse to buy a new outfit and dress up! Dresses and skirts always, always, always photograph better than pants or shorts. It’s something about how they flow in photographs and how they hit at the leg! Wear that pretty little dress with those high heels, girl! Own that pony tail, work that updo! You get the point.
For men, a dress shirt photographs better than a collared shirt and much better than a t-shirt! Need I say more? We are totally cool with a pair of nicer dressier jeans, but dress pants provide that GQ factor that we really are going for! Go all out! Wanting to wear a blazer or a jacket? Don’t hesitate! Even though, the jacket should probably wait for a session booked in our colder months here in Florida! ;) Here are some examples for men and women alike.