Clothes to bring with you

Bring 5-6 outfits:. Your portraits should be a reflection of you.  Choose outfits you love such as those special pieces you don't wear often because they’re impractical for day-to-day use, or the blouse you always wear when you’re going somewhere nice.

Something Dark: Bring at least one dark outfit or top. Black, Navy or Charcoal work well.

Something Light:  Soft, gauzy or sheer. It doesn't have to be white - you could go with cream, nude, light pink etc.

Something Fun/Funky/Whimsical: Here is your chance to really show your personal style. If you tend toward more conservative tastes, choose instead of funky, structured, soft, elegant or formal.

Something Sexy: This one is entirely your call. You could skip sexy - it's up to you. But if you’d like to, you can be an understated sexy in a backless formal dress, or a more overt sexy in a stunning swimsuit. Beautiful lingerie is lovely and empowering and lots of girls like this look.

 

Necklines: choose different ones. It is always good see your collar bone, so boat neck, scoop neck, square neck, deep V and off-the-shoulder are all suitable.  Mixing up the necklines will add variety to your shots, so try not to bring all of one style..

 

Texture: Sumptuous textures lend a rich, tactile element to your photos. 

Avoid Prints: Patterns and prints are distracting. We want people to look at you when they see your portrait and even the most beautiful print will steal that attention. 

Fit Your Form: Fitted clothing that shows your shape works best for photographs. Skip that billowy, blouson top, or anything with dolman or batwing sleeves. While they might be flattering in person, they will not be slimming in camera. This applies to any body type. Choose outfits that will hug your curves, especially your waist, hips, arms and chest.

Forget Shoes: Most images won’t show your feet at all, and if some do, bare feet will add an organic feel to your portraits.

Turn up to the shoot in loosely fitting clothes to prevent marks left on the skin when you change. 

AND

Don't forget your make up bag.

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