Your portraits are always important and precious. Thus, you have to take some steps by yourself when getting ready for your portrait session, so that you look perfect in your portraits.
As your portrait photographer, I will take all the necessary steps to yield the best result. But there are some things that you can do for yourself to aid the artist(me). Choosing the right outfit is one of them.
Many people get anxious and nervous when it comes to choosing the right outfit, and it is totally understandable. That’s why we are going to talk about some simple tips that will help you make the most out of your portrait session.
So without further ado, let us check them out.
1. Simple Is Always Better
If you choose to put on a complex outfit then it will end up fluttering during the portrait session. And anything of that sort will reflect on your face and ruin your portrait. Thus, keeping your outfit simple is always a better idea. Just wear simple clothes like a t-shirt or tops with jeans, a dress or jacket and will look great.
2. Wear Solid Colors
I recommend solid colors for a portrait session as they put extra focus on you. Also, darker color always more flatter the subject on camera.
3. Avoid Logos, Patterns, Graphics, and Illustration
These can distract people from the main subject of the portrait, which is YOU. Also, cameras often do peculiar things and generate funky pixelation effects. So, try to avoid them for your own benefit–Unless it is a special theme that aim for a distractive result.
4. Wear Something That Gives You Confidence
We all have our comfort zone and comfortable dresses that give us confidence whenever we wear them. That’s what we need when we are up for a portrait session. If you have enough confidence, then it will automatically show on your face and you will look better in the photos.
5. Wear Fitted Clothes for Your Portrait Session
Loose clothes are more comfortable, no doubt. But, in a portrait session, loose-fitting clothes are not a good option. You should wear reasonably fitter customized clothes as it looks more flattering.
6. Bring Multiple Outfits to your Portrait Session
Don’t bring only one outfit for your session. Sometimes, photographers suggest wearing outfits according to their surroundings and all. That’s why bringing multiple outfits is always better.
7. Try Out Your Outfit Before Your Portrait Session
It is wise to try out your outfit before your customized portrait session. Some clothes/dresses or even shoes don’t look good after wearing or feel uncomfortable. These things can take all your confidence and you might end up looking dull and waned in your portraits.
8. Take a Personality Quiz
There are a couple quizzes made by fashion gurus that may help you pick out outfits that fit your personality.
- For regular portrait photos: What Fashion style suits your personality?
- If you have an upcoming boudoir session, let’s find out What is your ligerie personality? And then, head over to Amazon and check out some cute lingerie idea I gather for you.
These are the 8 simple tips that you can do for yourself to have the most amazing portrait session ever. And the last thing that you can do is to relax and have fun in your portrait session.