FAQ: What Should I Wear to My Session?

 

Wardrobe wise I advise against really loud colors, logos, or anything that will draw attention to your clothing instead of your face. Ultimately a good portrait draws the viewer’s attention to the subjects face not their clothing, body, etc.  It is always best to bring a variety of clothing as well. Bringing a combination of lights and darks as well as formal and casual is recommended as well. For children (or potentially even pets) doing less clothing changes is optimum because they have a shorter attention span. For couples, engagements, or families having the clothing be similar in color (but not exactly the same) looks best. For example wearing all cooler colored clothing (blues, purples, etc) or all warm colored clothing (yellows, oranges, reds, etc) will look great. Bringing clothing (or other props) related to your interests can be a great way to make your portrait session more personal. Also make sure the clothing is clean, matches, and fits well. If you are dressing formally make sure your shoes match the rest of your attire. Bringing something you don’t mind getting dirty is also recommended so we can do shots on the ground, in water, etc. Also make sure you bring a wardrobe that is fitting for the location you want to be photographed in. For example casual clothing looks better in rural country locations and formal attire looks better in urban. The specifics of the wardrobe are something we will discuss more in depth during the pre-session consultation.

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Photographer/Retoucher at Ryan Watkins Photography
Ryan Watkins Photography specializes in portrait and wedding photography catering to Clare, Mt Pleasant, and Midland, Michigan. Ready to travel anywhere in the state. 

Graduate from the Hallmark Institute of Photography and Highest Academic Honor recipient. 

Published in several magazines including Shutterbug, Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and PDNedu. 
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