Wardrobe for Branding
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR SESSION:
The choice for what to wear is yours: below are some tips to help you look your best. Perhaps the most important thing is choose clothes that you are comfortable in: if your clothes are uncomfortable it will be difficult to look relaxed and natural in your photographs. Please take the guidelines below as just that: a guide. You can also get some inspiration by looking at our Pinterest boards. We will photograph you in whatever clothes you wish but if you need some advice, read on.
AVOID BOLD PATTERNS. Wearing pattern, can distract from the person in the image. If pattern is your thing….make it a purposeful point.
CONSIDER CLASSIC, TIMELESS DESIGNS. You want your photographs to be versatile. It makes sense to wear clothes to help your images stand the test of time.
THINK ABOUT THE BACKGROUND. Depending on where your photographs will be taken, color schemes can be planned. If we are creating studio photographs, backdrops can be chosen in advance: similarly, if we will be working in the mountains/outdoors/city then we'll choose colors that will complement those choices of background.
USE ACCESSORIES TO BRING PERSONALITY TO THE SESSION. Scarves, necklaces, maybe a hat. You can use your imagination to bring a personal piece which adds something 'of you' to the photographs.
CHOOSE CLOTHES WHICH ARE FLATTERING. Hopefully this should be intuitive - if you know you have clothes which accentuate or hide parts of you in a flattering way, this can only make for photographs which you will love.
CONSIDER LAYERING YOUR CLOTHING OR ADDING TEXTURE FOR MEN: Layering can bring real visual appeal and interest to your photographs. Interesting and contrasting textures also add to your images, especially in colder weather on-location sessions. FOR WOMEN: Form fitting is best. Choosing to layer with tailored jackets/cami’s can add dimension without bulk.
HAIR/Makeup: This is immensely important Good hair looks amazing in professional photographs and we can advise on or arrange professional hair/makeup for your photo session. ALL BRANDING sessions include onsite H/MUA!
MEN: Should consider getting a grooming appointment the day of.