Look Your Best
Portrait photography is about more than taking a simple snapshot; it is
capturing a moment in your life. The tips below will help you look your
have a fun portrait photography experience. Discuss any questions or
you might have with your photographer before your scheduled portrait
Before your sitting, discuss with your photographer whether
the portraits will
be formal, casual, full-body, head and shoulders only, color, black and
This will help steer you to what you should wear for your portrait
session. Remember to stay away from clothing trends and fads, and
that will still look good in 10 or 20 years.
In general, solid tops with plain necklines work best for you
away from loud prints or patterns, as these types of clothing draw
away from your face and toward your clothes.
Knits work well for portrait photography, since they are less
apt to wrinkle
and bunch. Choose clothes that fit well and in which you are
is important - a light to medium colored shirt worn under a dark
Formal clothing may limit the types of poses. If wearing a
suit, choose simple
darker colors. Men should bring several ties to the portrait
to be able to try one that works best with the background and lighting.
to wear a jacket with your pressed shirts! Pressed shirts easily show
in portrait photography.
If you are taking a family portrait, remember to coordinate
all participants. Be sure not to have any clashing colors or patterns.
look like a coordinated unit for your portrait photography sitting.
For those who wear glasses, consider removing them for your
session, or using frames without lenses. Glasses with lenses often
or distortions in photographs. Retouching is available in most cases,
can avoid the extra time and expense by removing lenses.
Have fun and be yourself during your portrait photography
sitting! You will
be able to capture memories for many years to come.