Always choose comfortable clothing that you feel good wearing! If you feel uncomfortable, it will show in your facial expressions and posture...and in your portraits.
Go for classic looks. These pictures will be hanging on your walls for years to come. Wearing classic clothing looks will make your images feel timeless.
The decision to color coordinate or match wardrobe colors always comes down to personal preference. The current trend in portrait photography is to color coordinate outfits. Either choice looks great in photos!
3. Accessorize - Show your Personal Style!
Accessories add texture to photos. A simple belt, scarf or a layering piece like a cardigan sweater give your outfit a boost! Add some jewelry for extra pizzazz.
A little mascara and lipstick will enhance your facial features. Tinted moisturizers, foundations and blush help to smooth out skin tones and reduce redness. If you're prone to oily facial spots, consider applying a little powder before the session to reduce the shine. If you're not comfortable wearing makeup - don't wear it.
When in doubt, lay it out. Gather all of the outfits, accessories and shoes and lay them out on your bed. Take a picture with your phone so you can envision how they will look in your portraits. This step will give you a chance to add, change or omit clothing items as you see fit!
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For more ideas, check out my fall portrait gallery to see some of my clients portraits.