On the surface, the answer is simple: wear something that makes you feel fabulous. At the end of the day, a successful photoshoot will leave a client feeling comfortable, confident, and natural so that their true beauty shines through. Looking fierce is a great place to start!
I realize, though, that "fierce" means something different to everyone. When clients ask me for my opinion about what to wear, they're looking for solid answers. So, without further ado, I offer these can't-go-wrong styling tips that will help make your whole family look and feel fabulous at your next photo session.
Bold solids are classic and always in style. Go with jewel-toned colors that compliment your skin tone and make you feel happy.
Details can make an outfit pop--especially against bold solids. Play up your solids with statement accessories like a chunky necklace, patterned scarf, or your favorite watch.
Layer it up. Adding simple layers to your outfit with a fitted jacket or blazer can add great visual interest, and makes for a clean, sophisticated look. Layering patterns with solids can add an extra pop of visual interest. A plaid button-up with a solid pullover sweater, or a leopard-print tank with cute cardigan are classic looks.
Wearing pants? Play up the contrast! If you're wearing a lighter colored shirt, go with darker bottoms. If you're wearing a darker shirt, go for something light on the bottom, like khakis.
Ditch the sunglasses and sports hats. These items can cast harsh shadows on your face and make it difficult to see your eyes. Unless you need them for medical reasons, I highly recommend leaving ball caps and sunglasses at home.
Make sure your feet are happy! Sligo Creek is a little slice of nature surrounded by a city. It's beautiful, but also rocky. If you're set on wearing shoes that look fantastic but aren't the most comfortable for the outdoors, bring flip flops or sneakers for those in between moments when we're walking from the car to the park. I promise you'll be glad you did!
BONUS TIP FOR MAKEUP WEARERS: If you regularly wear makeup and have the resources to do so, having professional hair and makeup done before a photo shoot can be a lot of fun! If you just don't have the time or resources for this, don't worry. I asked professional makeup artist Sev Gedra to help out. Check out these pointers she has about camera-ready makeup!