5 Outfit Tips for Your Next Photoshoot


Have a photoshoot coming up? Not sure what to wear?

Here are 5 tips to help you decide:



1.) Think about highlighting your favorite features about yourself.

For example, if your eyes are something you love about yourself, be sure to wear a color that makes your eyes pop. You can do this with complimentary colors. Brown eyes look good with deep warm purples, whites, or other warm tones. Blue eyes look great with light blues, whites, and other cold tones.






2.) Avoid too much pattern.

Especially, if you are with someone else (i.e. engagement, family shoot, etc.) you don’t want clashing patterns or too much of the same pattern. I recommend just one person (for couples), or two people (for families) to wear a complimentary pattern, and the others can wear a solid color.




3.) Ask yourself how you wish to feel and where these photos will be hung.

If it’s a business headshot, dress professional and consider a blazer. If you want it fresh but also professional, consider a fun colored blazer, or a fun necklace/tie to balance the professional with spunk. (But I would recommend limiting to one item to add spunk.)

If these are family photos or an engagement shoot, you can be really fancy or more casual. I would avoid “too” casual; dressing too frumpy will produce frumpy photos. When thinking “casual” think a collar shirt or a nice blouse.

Consider the goal: “What do I want to feel, and what do I want others to feel, when looking at these photos later?” Ask yourself this question, and dress accordingly.



4.)  Consider showcasing your culture.

I’ve had some couples dress in ethnic wear to represent their families, and it was awesome. If you have a deep connection to your family history, this could be a fun idea. Just keep the other tips in mind with patterns and creating a cohesive look.




5.) Wear something you are comfortable in.

It’s important to consider that how you feel will show in the photos. If you have something you’re self conscience about, try to wear an outfit that you feel confident/comfortable in and doesn’t add to negative feelings. No one else will be thinking the same thing you are, but if you are uncomfortable, it will probably show. If you don’t like the way your arms look in photos, then wear a light sweater or a cute blazer. If you don’t like your tummy area, consider a dress that gently falls and makes you feel lovely.




Not sure of complimentary colors? Here are some color palletes to reference:






Kate Capato

Kate is a Sacred Art Painter, Inspirational Speaker, and Faith-filled Movement artist on a mission to spread God's love through beauty! Her inspiration comes from prayerful encounters with the Lord, and the rich traditions of our Catholic faith. When she's not creating something faith inspired, Kate is often traveling all over the world with her hubby soaking in the wonders of God's creation, or spending time with family and friends to live every moment to the fullest. To see her work, visit her portfolio below and share in this mission of spreading truth and goodness.

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