What to Wear to Your Next Photoshoot


7 Top tips to help you pick out the best outfits.


If you are prepping for your first photoshoot you probably have a couple questions about what to expect. Here are a few guidelines that may help you find those perfect family outfits!


  1. What is the purpose of the photoshoot? This should be your first thought when deciding what to wear. Choose an appropriate outfit for the occasion and something that suits your personality.

   2. Keep the location & season in mind. Where is the photoshoot taking place? Choose an outfit that will keep you feeling comfortable and confident. For example, if you’re on a beach, those new high heels might not be the most logical choice and you might end up looking a bit out of place.

   3. Mix and match. Don’t be afraid to wear patterns or prints for your photoshoot but keep them to a minimum and try to pair them with solid colors. If you’re having a family photoshoot for example, have two family members in printed items and two in solid colors. Play with different colors to match the mood and setting of the shoot.  

    4. Make your photos timeless. You might love that trendy top or pair of pants now but will your photos stand the test of time if you wear that item of clothing? I always say an exception to this rule is if it’s a child’s favorite item that you want to remember. A prized article of clothing can be celebrated by having a session to remember them wearing it!

    5. What to do about makeup. This would depend on the type of photos you are taking. Fashion shoots will call for more dramatic makeup but for your everyday maternity, family or portrait shoots, keep your makeup natural and to a minimum.

    6. Fit is more important that you think. If you already have an outfit in mind for your shoot, try it on before the time to make sure that it fits correctly and compliments your body type. Pick clothing you can easily move around in. Photoshoots are more fun when your clothing allows you to play!

     7. Try not to go brand crazy. Wearing too much clothing with prominent brand names just makes you look like a walking ad. Clothing with large graphics on it also doesn’t work well as it will end up being the focus of your photos.  

Remember to have fun on your photoshoot, be yourself and don’t hesitate to ask your photographer for guidance. Scroll down to see a few more from this beautiful sunset family session at Fort Snelling Beach. 

  1. Great advice for anyone planning what to wear for their upcoming photoshoot!! And gorgeous images!!!

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