what to wear


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

I am extremely passionate about fashion, and it is true, what you are wearing  can dramatically change the results of your photos!  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, etc. Layer these with a leather jacket, denim jacket, or knit sweater 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, navy and white.

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.  Have your shoe choice reflect the environment around you, for example shooting at a lake or field consider bare foot, sandals or boots, but if we are in the city maybe heels works with your outfit! Try to stay away from clothing that is restricting or too tight, you want to be able to move around and be comfortable! 

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. 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.  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.

couple outfit


couple outfit






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