Plan ahead

Make sure you have though through all details of your photo session. Plan ahead the location, outfits and all you can truly think about your photos and everything you want out of the session. It is important for you not to rush and stress right before the session.

Be timeless

While trying to stay current and fashionable, do avoid obvious trends that will be dated soon. You can do fashion forward while still remaining timeless for the photos to be able to be enjoyed and displayed for many years to come.

Let your personalities shine

Wear an outfit you are comfortable in and that accentuates your style and best features. Wear something that makes you feel fabulous. It’s easy to see that you will feel most comfortable in clothes that you like!

Wear layers

Definitely layer your outfits. Not only will it provide more visual interest in each photo but it will also allow a lot more variety in your shots and poses. Layers and textures are beautiful and create interest in photos.


Scarves, hats, flowers in the hair, jewelry, sweaters, vests, jackets – all these things can take a simple image to the next level. Changing accessories up a bit throughout the session can give you multiple looks without having to do many wardrobe changes. They can also be something that the subjects can interact with.

Use colors & patterns

Don`t be afraid to use colors that bring things to life and keep contrast in mind. Patterns can also add visual interest and texture expressing your individual personality. Make sure that colors and patterns are used in moderation and if one person is in a pattern, the rest of the group should wear simple more solid colors.

Dress for the season & location

Try and wear an outfit that matches your location. Consider how well the colors and patterns in the wardrobes will stand out against the backdrops of your location.

Coordinate outfits

The best outfits are those that are coordinated. It is not necessary to be matchy and wear the same color and type of clothes. The best is to wear colors that complement each other and pieces that have common shades. Pick out a few color pops to coordinate between subjects when working with a palette of softer tones or neutrals.

Quick Tips:

  • Pick clothes that you are comfortable in
  • Avoid clothing containing logos, slogans, or other distractions
  • Watch out for white socks and sneakers
  • Bring a light face powder to reduce any shine on your face that may build up during the shoot
  • Bring a comb or brush and hair-spray if you use it
  • Put a fresh coat on your nails
  • Bring comfortable shoes to get you from one location to another without any pain if you plan on wearing heels

"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." –- Matt Hardy