what should i wear?

⋙consider wearing solid colored clothing. this will keep the focus on your face and help you stand out from the background.

⋙muted tones that are a bit subdued will help you be the subject, not your clothes. bright colors project (especially reds, oranges, and yellows), which also makes you look larger.

⋙choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light) so that one doesn’t look bigger than the other.  white top, dark pants will make your top look bigger.  white pants, dark top will make your butt look bigger.

⋙coordinate 1-3 colors for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that color palette. for example: dark green, navy, and burgundy (all dark jewel tones) OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims (all lighter, softer tones). so that we see the people first and your portrait looks stunning.

⋙keep jewelry simple and minimal because too much draws attention from your face.

⋙do your hair the way you’d normally do it while wearing the clothes you choose. no fancy up dos with jeans, no pony tails with evening gowns, etc.

⋙if getting a haircut or new hairdo, make your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your portrait session. fresh hair cuts rarely look their best the same or next day. ladies need time to practice working it, men need it to grow out just a little. allow some time to live with your new look before your portrait session.

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