and styling your shoot

Believe it or not, you have so much control over the outcome of your shoot and what it looks and feels like. The outfit you choose to wear is a big decision that often causes stress beforehand. My hope is that with a little education, you will be able to determine the style and feel you desire for your shoot which will make your outfit selection so much easier and less complicated! Let's start by debunking some common outfit myths that many people believe about what they should wear to their session!


myth one: Avoid neutrals - they wash you out! 

Whoever started this myth could not have been further from the truth. Sure, some colors don’t work for some people, but I spent a large majority of my life believing that I could never wear neutrals and BOY was I was missing out! The truth is, neutrals are the most photogenic colors for portraits. 

myth TWO: Always wear black or you won’t look thin! 

Sure, black is slimming, but it’s always very heavy in portraits. There is nothing wrong with black but if you’re only wearing it to look thinner and deep down you’re hoping for light and airy portraits, it may not be the best choice.

myth THREE: You need to match! 

Please, for the love of all things beautiful, please don’t try and match your significant other! Instead, try to coordinate! Coordinating is a completely different concept from “matching.” Coordination means choosing different colors that look good together but are not close to being the same. 

myth FOUR: Your location determines your style more than your outfit! 

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

myth FIVE: You have to buy something new! 

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

I hope these tips help as you prepare for your session. The most important thing to remember, wear what makes you feel the beautiful and relax. This is going to be so much fun!!