What to wear for Portraits
Choosing simple-coloured clothing is key in a group or family portrait - too many colours and patterns will cause clutter and will distract the focus away from faces. No one person should dominate the portrait - it's important for groups to coordinate their clothing colour and style. Everyone in the photo should be dressed in the same style - whether formal or informal.
Tops: Long sleeves are ideal to keep the focus on faces. If you're not sure, bring a selection of white/light-coloured tops and a selection of black/dark-coloured tops. Dark tops are generally best, as dark is slimming. Avoid one person dressing in a strong colour unless you want this person to be the focus of the shoot.
However in saying all this, please feel free to bring your favourite clothes in any style/colour/pattern, especially if children are involved. We all have different personalities and there’s plenty of time to explore several styles!
If you would like to wear traditional cultural clothing - you are more than welcome to!
It's great to see personalities so if we're photographing your young children or teens, please bring their favourite outfits.
With young children please bring a few toys and any sporting props they might have. We may not photograph the toys but we like to make the sessions fun and playing is part of this.
Teenagers - Any special interests? Musical? Sporting? Different outfits? Bring along outfits and accessories which relate to their personality and interests.
Bring what you like! We suggest a mixture of dark/black-coloured tops or outfits, white/light-coloured tops or outfits, your favourite jeans, your favourite dress, and something colourful. Accessories can be fun too - hats, scarves or your favourite necklace. And if you like - something sexy.
Think about the message you are aiming to deliver and dress to match. For example, professional services should be formally dressed with a suit and tie or a nice top - See below for more suggestions.