10 outfit photography ideas
A photo shoot is that special event that we don’t get to experience every day. Therefore, I realise that the mere presence of the camera can make some people uncomfortable, especially at the beginning of the session. This is normal, but if there are ways to deal with this slight stress, why not use them. I’ll try to answer the question of how to dress for a photo shoot to take at least a little of the uncertainty out of this really enjoyable event. In this article, I have selected the best outfit ideas for a photo shoot that will set the style of the whole session and its character.
Photo shoots in a nutshell – how do you dress for each one?
We have a whole host of types of photo shoots. Every beautiful moment in our lives can be immortalised on professional photographs, which will decorate our interiors in a unique way. They will also be a great gift for your loved ones and, most importantly, they will be a frozen moment, full of emotions and feelings, which we will be able to return to and enjoy all over again! However, each session requires proper preparation, carefully selected accessories and outfits. I therefore encourage you to find out more about the different photo shoots. Find out what to include in each of them.
Photo shoot at home
How to dress for a photo shoot at home? Comfortable, casual styles are best: jeans, shirts, sweatshirts and even tracksuits will be the best choice because they look simply authentic! In summer, we can opt for cotton dresses and in winter for jumpers with visible weaves. Photographers’ favourite trick at home photo shoots? Bare feet! This will create a cosy and warm atmosphere.
Outdoor photo shoot
Above all, adapt your outfit for an outdoor session to the season and the weather. It is said that there is never bad weather, only badly dressed people! This is extremely important, as neither frozen, blue hands nor red, heated cheeks from the high temperature will not look good in photographs.
Photo studio session
Before your studio session, be sure to ask your photographer what props or décor they have to offer. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to adapt your styling to the clean, white photographic background or the prepared setting. Stronger make-up will also be necessary – photographic lights give off very harsh light and the usual make-up you do every day may not be enough. If you need to get more business photos, then I recommend using classic suits.
Intimate photo session for two or glamour session
There are many ideas – only your imagination is the limit here. It may be a satin dressing gown, sexy, lacy lingerie, slightly transparent blouse or stockings for a lady. And for the man, a well-tailored, open suit jacket that reveals his chest in a fascinating way or a tight shirt with a spicy bow tie will be perfect. Create an opportunity to break down any barriers and reveal what is most beautiful about you – the closeness of your bodies and the emotions that accompany it!
The sports photo shoot has become a real trend in recent years. This is probably due to the fact that a healthy lifestyle is being promoted. In order to achieve successful photos, pay special attention to the right setting for the photo shoot. Organize the photos according to the sport, in a place designed for it – a stadium, a court or a treadmill.
For this purpose, you can use such clothes: kimono, shorts and boxing gloves, swimming costume, beautiful fitness outfit, branded sports clothes. Appropriate shoes and props complete the image.
Styling colours for a photo shoot – striking or muted clothing colours?
There are a few rules of thumb that, from a photographic point of view, improve the perception of a photo – one of which is ‘the fewer the better’. Combining lots of shapes and patterns on clothes draws the eye away from the people wearing them. The same goes for flashy and neon colours. So what colours of clothes to choose for a photo shoot to be in the foreground? The more subdued the colours and patterns on the clothes, the better. Of course, a well-chosen colour palette will look great, but an ill-advised combination of colours can spoil the whole shoot. Let go of prints too – having large lettering on your clothes or highly visible logos will be the first element to which the eye of the person looking at the photograph will be drawn.
The basic principle of any photo shoot is that you should be comfortable. The photos should reflect your character and style and it is with this in mind that the type of styling should be chosen. If you have any questions, please contact me and let’s plan and realize interesting projects together!