What to wear for your portrait session
Think about the location of where the picture will hang in your home, as well as your personality. Keep it simple, the focus should be on you and not your clothing. Try not to wear something with a bold pattern or logos as the words will not appear and will leave the viewer confused. If you want a formal, traditional look then you may want everyone wear similar tones. White and khaki or jeans are fine when it is a very large group, it keeps it simple. I don't suggest black or very dark clothing as they do not blend in well and will stand out in the soft pastel background of the sand and beach, it will appear faded where the sun hits and sand will stand out when stuck to it.
- Do go for 3 quarter length sleeves as they are always flattering to your arms and waist.
- Do make sure your clothes fit.
- Do accessorize.
- Do consider professional hair and make up artist. We have recommendations upon request.
- Do have a back up hair plan as the wind can be unpredictable.
- Do make sure dresses have a waist.
- Do wear matching shorties under dresses in case of sitting down.
- Do use clothing tape to ensure bra straps stay hidden.
- Don't wear anything that will flap in the wind such as large collars or wide ruffled sleeves.
- Don't worry about the shoes, everyone takes their shoes off for pictures.
- Don't wear the color black, stripes, gingham, heavy patterns, or tank tops.
- Don't have unrealistic hair goals. As a curly haired girl myself I can tell you NOTHING will stop the southern humidity once it hits.