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What Not to Wear

what to wear for photo shoot

Let’s see… it’s now 2012! … gone is the day when people wore matching solid black shirts and jeans or khakis. We need to embrace color, people! It doesn’t even have to be crazy color just not matching exactly…sorry!

ok stefani, so what do we wear to our photo session?…. think about it as “accidentally matching”, meaning you just-so-happen to have on something that coordinates or is of the same color scheme. Not so planned, and staying away from the “we are taking pictures today” look.

If you still like neutrals, think about wearing brown tones or shades of brown, black, or greens. This is great for outdoor/ in nature pictures. See  above and below for some great clothing choice ideas… You can always pick a nice base color (black, cream, brown) then add bright color to it by adding jewelry, jackets, neckties, fun shoes, etc. I would suggest staying AWAY from plaids and stripes, especially on guys, they just don’t look right in photos. Stick with solids or mostly solid colored clothing, something you will still like 5 years from now. Try no to wear anything too trendy, short, baggy, or tight.

I always get the question about why I suggest no sleeveless, my answer is always wear sleeveless if you want to but sometimes arms look thick in camera (unless you have skinny arms, and some people do!) So its really a judgement call for you. If you are already uncomfortable with your arms put a little sleeve on. If you are comfortable with your arms, go ahead and ROCK the sleeveless!

Props or hobbies are great for photos! If you have something you love to do or something that is meaningful to your couple/ relationship/ family/ etc. bring it along! Examples: guitars, boots, fishing poles, cool chairs, vintage books…. We can do some with and some with out. Trust me, anyone that has done a session with me knows… I take a ton of photos  and love new ideas!

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