What to wear can greatly differ depending upon what kind of photography session you have booked. Having a few outfits handy to change into for a variety of looks when your photo session is in studio or at your home is definitely the way to go, however, if you are doing an outdoor session where getting changed is not the easiest, you'll need a different game plan.
What to Wear On Location
When considering what to wear for outdoor family photos consider layering and accessorizing instead of relying on complete wardrobe changes. Incorporate some layers, hats, scarfs, and jewelry and you can get a variety of looks while not having to change behind a bush. On the other hand, if changing behind a bush "ain't no thang” we definitely won't discourage that, buuuut we would recommend that you bring outfits that create a harmonious color palette so that there's a sense of cohesion throughout all of your photographs.
Regarding footwear, each session is different. Obviously, if you're just having headshots done you can wear any shoe your heart desires, yes, that means your Crocs, socks and sandals duo, Shape-ups, etc. we DON'T care. If you're doing an at-home session, bare feet are fine or whatever you would normally wear at home. Since we realize not every session is going to be casual, we advise our clients to bring shoes that appropriately suit the attire they will be wearing. Also, depending on your session location, we would suggest bringing a pair of comfortable shoes (athletic-type) to get to photography locations that aren't as easily accessible in your cute four-inch heels.
Because there is so much information about what to wear for a photoshoot, we've made a quick guide for you to reference with Wardrobe Dos and Dont's along with other helpful tips to make sure you look your best for your upcoming portrait session!
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