What to Wear for Your Modeling Photo Session

July 26, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

At Myles Studio Photography, it is my number one goal to bring out the best in you, creating photos that look natural and capture your personality.

One of the most important factors in creating a great portrait is deciding what to wear.  This can make or break your photo session. For photo sessions in our studio, we recommend to bring something casual and something a little more formal, and something just for the fun of it! 

 

Model PortfolioFemale model - JanelleStudio Photo Shoot of Janel for modeling and fashion.  

Solid colors work well, and can stand the test of time. Try to avoid anything with a lot of patters, like polka dots or stripes.  Bright colored clothing can work and is even encouraged. But most importantly, wear something that is comfortable and matches your personality. We do recommend bringing in a few additional outfits just in case.  (ie outfit malfunction).   You may also wear something that shows who you are, like a hat, scarf, or other type of accessory.  Clothing should also be flattering to your body type.

Male ModelTyson Charles - Male ModelTyson Charles Modeling photo session taken by Myles Studio Photography Inc.   Female ModelFemale ModelThis photo was taken in studio with a high key backdrop. Can be used for modeling or acting, business or personal.
 

For females, we also recommend to have your hair and makeup professionally done.  But that is totally up to you.  If you do your own make-up, try to keep is simple.  As the saying goes, less is more. Be sure to bring a comb and/or brush as well.  Accessories like hats, scarves, and sunglasses also can add to the shoot. For footwear, we recommend shoes or boots. But again, if you're wearing jeans, sneakers can work.  Once you pick out your outfits, look at yourself in the mirror, and ask yourself, "is this the look I want"

 

Promotional PhotoPromotional PhotoPromotional Portrait of Robert Robinson, taken in studio.   Fashion PhotoFemale Model - Michelle StowellModel - Michelle Stowell's modeling photo session Male ModelRobert Wahlig - ModelMale Model Robert Wahlig

 

For boys and men, we recommend something formal like a tux or suit, or for boys, maybe a polo shirt. something casual like jeans, a T-shirt or casual button shirt, and an outfit that shows off his physic. 

Next, when your photo shoot is outdoors, neutral colors work well, like browns, blues, tans ect… But it does depend on the season.  For example, warm colors in the fall (think autumn leaves), cool colors in the winter, and more vibrant colors in the spring and summer. Avoid sneakers and white or bright socks, unless the outfit call for it.

  Boy's Studio Senior PortraitBoy's Studio Senior PortraitDevinhad his senior portrait taken by Myles Studio Photography, both in studio and on-location at Cluett Schantz Memorial Park. Male ModelModeling PortraitAn in studio portrait taken for modeling and acting. Boy's Senior Photo SessionBoy's Senior Photo SessionAdam Hovling's senior photo session taken at Myles Studio Photograhy in Highland NY.

Remember, you photo session needs to show an agency how you look and act in front of the camera.  So have fun, and show off your personality.  

Child ModelChild ModelPortrait of a child.

If you have any questions regarding what to wear, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at (845) 834-3480, or complete our contact form.     


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