What to Wear
One of the most important factors in a photo shoot is determining what to wear. Whether its for an engagement, family, senior or even a modeling shoot, your clothing can make or break a photoshoot.
For clothing tips, we recommend solid colors. With couples and families, try to wear the same color, shades of the same color, or a color theme, where one color is seen throughout the members in the photo. Try to avoid clothing with a lot of patterns. ( ie stripes and polka dots) or logos. 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. If you can, new is better than used. (A good excuse to go shopping) Avoid sneakers and white or bright socks. For couples or families, try to coordinate your clothing by wearing the same color, shades of the same color, or colors that compliment each other. (see example photos below) For footwear, we recommend shoes or boots.
For photo shoots in our studio, we recommend to also bring 1 all white or all black outfit. It's also a good idea to bring something casual and something a little more formal. There is one exception for studio photo shoots. Here bright colored clothing can work and is even encouraged. For women, we also recommend to have your hair and makeup professionally done. But that is totally up to you. I do have make-up artist I can recommend if you like. 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. Most importantly, wear something that is comfortable and matches your personality.
For business and commercial headshots, what you wear should match you occupation. But generally speaking, solid blouses or shirts for woman, solid shirts for men. If for corporate images, a tie is usually warranted.
Girls Senior Portrait An outdoor senior photo shoot. The client here wore a white blouse with blue jeans and grey boots, for a more natural look. Boys Senior PortraitA senior photo shoot taken on the rail trail in New Paltz NY. His guitar added an extra special touch to the photo.
On Location Portrait Studio Portrait
On Location Portrait - Rocking Horse RanchA family portrait session, taken at the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland NY. They chose blue as their main color, with the family members wearing very dark blue to medium toned blue. High Key Studio PortraitA family photo session with mother, father and baby taken at Myles Studio Photography Inc. Family Portrait - Rocking Horse RanchThis family had their portrait session taken at the Beautiful Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland NY. Here we see a color theme using blue as the main color.