April 24, 2022

Five outfit styling myths you should ignore

FILED IN: Outfits, Styling

What you choose to wear has a big impact on your photo shoot’s look and feel. Lets de-bunk five common outfit myths people believe about what to wear to their session! 

The myths

MYTH ONE: Your location determines your style more than your outfit

Your outfit has way more impact than your location. Your location is just a setting in the background but you will still be the main focus of the images.

MYTH TWO: You have to buy something new

False! If you know you look awesome in an outfit that you already have and it fits the style you want for your session, that would be the a great choice!  

MYTH THREE: Avoid neutrals, they wash you out

This myth could not be further from the truth. Neutrals are the most photogenic color for portraits.

MYTH FOUR: Wear black to look thin

I love black and I personally wear it all the time, but it’s not my first choice for portraits. Black becomes very prominent in images. There is nothing wrong with black, but if you’re hoping for light and airy portraits, it may not be the best choice. I recommend wearing well-fitted clothing you feel good in. That’s when you’ll look your best!

MYTH FIVE: You need to match

Try to coordinate for more balanced and dynamic photos, coordinating is a similar but different concept from “matching”.  Coordination means you are usually choosing a color palette that consists of different colors that look good together, but are not necessarily exactly the same.

I know choosing what to wear can be intimidating. Here are some of my best tips to choose your outfits and define your style for your shoot.

Let’s chat!

If you’re interested in a session, we’ll set up a planning meeting to discuss your home style, your vision for your family portraits, and plan your wardrobe so your images will display in your home as works of art.

I would love to create cherished family portraits for you. Contact me and we’ll start planning!

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