You’ve decided you want to get professional photos take of you and your special someone. Great! So You booked your photographer. You have a location. Your date is set. There’s only one thing left to figure out. What are you going to wear?

If you’re in this position, I’ve got you! Picking out what to wear for photos that are going to be framed in your house, posted on social media, or used for holiday cards is a big decision. Here’s my advice as a photographer to pick out your outfit for your next photo session.

1. Check with Your Photographer to See if they Have a Preference in Colors

Some photographers have a preference in what their clients wear and may prefer softer tones vs bright colors. When booking a photographer, you want to keep in mind what their style is and see if it matches your style. Take a look at their previous work to get an idea, and if you’re still unsure, ask your photographer.

2. Neutral Colors are Timeless

When in doubt, stick to the neutrals. They go with everything and they’re classy. When in doubt, stick to soft tones like beige, or soft hues of green, pink, or blue. And of course, you can’t go wrong with black, white, or grey.

3. Wear something comfortable

Comfort should always be the highest priority. If you like wearing dresses, wear a dress! If you prefer jeans, wear jeans! Wear something that doesn’t restrict you and that you feel at ease in.

4. Avoid logos and small prints

It’s best to steer clear of any sort of brand logos or names. It’s also a good idea to avoid small prints, as they can cause an effect called moiré on the camera. Moiré is an optical phenomenon that happens when two similar patterns collide and create an intertwined pattern. You see it most commonly with hound’s-tooth and pinstripes. While a photographer can typically fix this in post, it’s always easier to avoid it in the first place.

5. Keep your location in mind and dress accordingly

Are you shooting in the middle of summer in an open field? A dress and sandals might be perfect. Are you shooting in the woods and doing some hiking to get to the right spot? Boots might be better. You can always bringing a change of shoes or clothes for once you get to your location.

6. Choose clothes that make you feel beautiful and like you

I think we all have at least one go-to outfit in our closet that makes us feel put together, beautiful, and authentically ourselves. The photos you’re taking are of you are going to last forever, and you should love how you look. When choosing what to wear, make sure it’s something you love.

The main point I hope to get across is this: it really doesn’t matter what you wear as long as you’re comfortable and feel great! I hope this has been helpful and that you have a better idea of what you should wear to your photoshoot.

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