8 Tips on Choosing an Outfit for Your Photo Shoot

August 20, 2018

Let’s face it, not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera. Especially when you don’t know what to expect. Even the simple things like, “What clothes should I wear?”  start to become stressful. And stress is the last thing you want to bring with you to your photo shoot. So take a deep breath and relax with these 8 simple tips will help make sure you look and feel your best.


Make sure you read to the end as I am giving away my Photo Shoot Prep guide for free!

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    There are no "rules"

    There are no "rules" when it comes to clothing. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and you like yourself. You do want to make sure your clothes compliment you and help make you stand out. Having said that, there are some good guidelines to go by.

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    Choose Solid Colors

    Choose solid colors and muted tones that are more subdued.

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    Similar Tones

    Choose similar tones for your tops and bottoms. A white top and dark pants will make your top look bigger while white pants and dark top will make your butt look bigger.

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    Don't Wear Baggy Clothes

    Although a lot of people like to hide under baggy clothes, they can actually make you look bigger, particularly in photos. Choose slim fitting clothes in darker shades. If you have an area that you don’t want to be showcased; ruffles, sheer layers, and draping work wonders in distracting the eye from those areas. Shirts with sleeves are also very flattering on most adults.

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    Embrace textures in your clothing. Light loves texture and cameras love light. So be good to your photographer and bring some textured pieces.

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    Prints and Logos

    Stay away from big prints and busy patterns unless you can break them up with a jacket of some sort. Also, stay away from logos on clothing. Sorry Cowboys fans!

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    For the Ladies

    Bra straps won't do anything to help your outfit look its best. So be sure you bring a set of bras and strap-adjusting accessories to work with any outfit you want to shoot in to keep those straps well-hidden.

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    If you iron, iron the night before and then hang the clothes for your shoot. If you're wearing something that wrinkles easily, don’t wear it in the car on the way to the shoot – just change at the location.

There you have it! 8 tips on choosing an outfit for your photo shoot. All of these tips plus many more are included in my free Photo Shoot Prep Guide. Feel free to use this prep guide for any photo shoot you do, even if its not booked by me. Of course I would always love the opportunity to work with you for any photo shoot you can imagine so mention that you saw this particular post on my blog and get 10% off when booking.