What to wear

Updated: May 2, 2021

Ask yourself

What our you like to do with the images?

Wall art?


What room do you want to display the wall art it?

Then decide on a colour scheme for the clothing...

This is only a guide line, you are your own unique person and can break these guides to suite your style...

Consider where the shoot will take place and dress to suite the backdrop keeping your colour scheme in mind if the images is going on the wall, for example:

Forest & park locations - earthy and muted tones

Beach location - light colours are best but strong colours can also work

Studio - as the images will be on a pure white backdrop you can really choose any colour scheme you want, just keep in mind when selecting white the clothes will have a washout effect against the backdrop.

Family & group portraits - Co-ordinate colour schemes, try to avoid clashing

Best way is to choose 3 colours where your base colour is 60%, the another neutral is 30% and the last 10% is a colour pop

(works best for group/ family photos)

Welcome to bring a few outfits if unsure, we can decide in studio!


Avoid clothes with writing, busy graphics or large logos on

Avoid fine stripes or strong patterns

Avoid black tops or strong colours (can be exceptions) unless it’s the look you are going for...

Avoid matching outfits

Avoid tight or baggy clothes

Avoid short skirts if unable to sit in them (pulls up to high)

Avoid clothes that shows your undergarments, like thin strappy tops or dresses. Rather wear strapless undergarments​

Shoes - looks best without on backdrop

Don't forget to remove hairbands/ scrunchies around your wrists

Nail polish that is chipped (apply fresh paint) check kids nails as well, don't forget the toes..


Keep makeup simple and natural, makeup to match natural skin tone (neckline)

Yellow based makeup shows yellow tones on skin

Avoid SPF in moisturizers, foundations and translucent powders that causes a "flashback/shine" effect

Bring a hairbrush and makeup to the studio just incase you need to fresh up

Before photo shoot session

Think about the style of image you want to receive, ask if uncertain about clothing or anything else.

We all have parts of our body that we don't love, please let me know of anything that troubles you.

I can try different techniques and angles to create photos that will make you happy.


I do edit out blemishes that you do not want e.g., acne, red blotches, dry skin, broken skin and bruises

Most bruises can be edited out, some are more difficult and time consuming than others (mostly depend on location),

so, if you are unsure of something that needs to be edited out let me know and I will look at it before the session

Hard edits can be requested at an additional cost

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