what to wear

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Okay, so we have booked our shoot, now what in the world do we wear?

I could probably talk about what to wear for your session forever, so I am going to keep this as to the point as possible. I am extremely passionate about fashion, and it is true, the better outfits you have on, the better photos you are going to have.  Take what I say with a grain of salt, because at the end of the day all that matters is that you are wearing something you are confident and comfortable in

What will always photograph well?

The more movement in your clothing, the better! This means flowy articles such as longer dresses, skirts, kimono etc. Layer these with a moto or denim jacket if it's cold. When choosing colours, think of the natural earth toned colours that will be where we are shooting , consider the time of year, and go from there. Colours that photograph beautifully are beige, rust, blue denim, grey, khaki, olive green, mauve, mocha, ivory (white can be harsh), navy and burnt orange.

What are solid NO's?

Any primary colours such as bright red, blue, green, yellow, purple, the goal is to compliment the environment around you, and bright colours are more of a distraction! Next; no articles with big logos, no baseball caps and no heels! Most places I shoot are at fields or  by lakes, which is just not realistic to be moving around in heels, consider sandals, mules or booties instead! Try to stay away from clothing that is restricting or too tight, you want to be able to move around and be comfortable (i.e no suits or skin tight dresses)! 

Textures and accessories

Consider layering textures such as: denim, silk, lace, corduroy, knit, fringe etc. The more details there are to photograph, the more visually interesting your photos will be. Layer up with jewelry and consider bringing a flat brim hat!

Being YOU

If the examples I have given so far do not resonate with you, that is okay too! I am here to photograph you for who you are and that includes your personality, so don't be afraid to let it shine through with what you're wearing. Do not be afraid to be bold. Bring more than what you are going to wear at the shoot, and I am more than happy to help pick out what to wear, and piece outfits together!

How do we coordinate?

Whether you are doing a couples or family shoot, style your outfits to colour coordinate with each other, and not to match. Let's be real, everyone wearing matching denim and white shirts is pretty out-dated (sorry if that was harsh) so let's add some personality! For example, if your partner is wearing khaki pants, consider wearing denim, a skirt or dress to match. You can never go wrong with wearing neutral colours but just make sure each person is wearing a different colour top and bottoms, so no one blends in together.

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