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)!