Fall Portraiture: What do I Wear?

Fall remains one of the most popular times for portraiture—it’s a great time to update your school photos, prepare for holiday cards, or just get together and bond with your loved ones.

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from clients is about what to wear on their photoshoot.  Here are some tips and tricks about what to wear (and not wear) on your shoot:

  1. Coordinating outfits does not mean you have to match. You do not need to all wear black and white or khakis and polo’s…but you should wear complimentary colors and outfits that match. Some of our clients have found it easier to buy outfits from the same store.
  2. Keep it classy. These photographs will be on the wall, in frames and in albums for a long time. Remember when Bedazzle was in?  Be conscientious of your outfit and make sure it’s something classic that will stand the test of time.
  3.  Stay away from primary colors such as true red, true green and true blue. While the changing leaves against the blue sky is beautiful, you don’t want to look camouflaged into the background!
  4. Consider matching the décor in your home, after all, these pictures will be on the walls for at least a year.
  5. Be creative. Don’t be afraid to add some color, props or accessories such as hats and scarves. Remember, this is about having fun! If you’re whole family is into painting or skateboarding…bring your hobbies with you!

We also encourage clients to check our Pinterest Board  and to call us with specific questions or to just kick around ideas!

Carrie Weston Studios