Portrait Clothing Suggestions
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Clothing Suggestions For Headshots
Headshots For Men
Preparing for your headshot is an important step to help your photographer achieve what you have in mind as your professional headshot.
Clients often ask us: What do you recommend for me to wear during my headshot session? The answer is simple, wear what you like and feel comfortable in. Make sure your shirt looks fresh and ironed, wrinkles may bother you in your photo. If you need to wear a jacket, consider darker tones like dark grey, black or dark navy with a lighter toned shirt. It is always better to stay away from bold textures on the jacket and the shirt. If you want to wear just a shirt, consider long sleeve shirts as short sleeves draw attention to your arms. Make sure your clothes fit you, do not wear clothes that are too tight or too loose on you. If you are not sure what to wear, bring 3-4 different shirts and jackets we will give you some recommendations on what we think will work for you.
Headshots For Women
The same rule for clothing applies to female headshots, stay away from bright colors, distracting patterns and bold prints on your clothes. You want the person viewing your headshot to be drawn to your face and not your clothes. Here we should also mention that it is better not to wear clothes with shiny elements on them, they are distracting in a portrait.
If you want to wear earrings and jewelry keep it simple. A small piece of jewelry on a dark shirt or blouse will add to your business headshot.
An internet search for images of “female headshots” (not what to wear for a female headshot) to see what female executives and professionals are wearing for their headshot can help you make an intelligent decision according to your taste for clothing. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Additional Suggestions For Portraits
Portraits Tell Stories
Candid photo during an Engagement Portrait Session
A portrait tells the viewer who you are. Whether it is an individual, a couple or a family or group photograph, and clothing plays a very important part in the story.
Props or Special Clothes
Engagement Photo At Stanford University in Palo Alto
Props such as musical instruments, athletic equipment, a special costume etc, may be appropriate if they are part of what you want you portrait to tell about you.
Outdoor Family Portrait At Stanford University in Palo Alto. Notice, clothes were kept on the neutral side
For any portrait, bright vibrate colors should be avoided since this will distract from your face. Mid range colors or even black (as it is slimming) are usually the best because they do not distract from your face. Patterns should be avoided. You also may want to think about where in your home you will be displaying your portrait and what color would compliment that area. Visit Our Portrait Photography Page.
Make Up and Hair
Wear the clothes you like that reflects your personality
Both men and women, as well as children should pay a little bit of extra attention to their appearance. Please try to avoid bright colored headbands or hair-clips for little girls, as they might be distracting in the photograph. For outdoor portraits consider using hair spray to help you control your hair when there are wind issues, this will save you additional retouching fees. Visit Professional Headshots Page.