Often times I get asked what is best to wear for your session. This is a very broad subject to address, because really, it depends on your preferences and overall style. Obviously, we want you to be YOU in your photo session. Dressing like someone else is pointless... because you'll always look at those images and think to yourself... 'This just ISN'T ME'!! You need to feel comfortable in what you're wearing. You need to feel like YOU!
Now I can obviously give you some guidelines for what looks best in photographs! But make sure that you always keep it you.
Generally when I'm advising 'What to wear' to my clients, I say similar pallets. Choosing one colour pallet and sticking within those realms... because then it creates a less 'busy' feel, which will in turn create a more timeless feel. So for instance, if you LOVE blue... chose different variants of blue! If you love neutrals, choose different shades of neutral colours.
Generally, a good rule is too avoid too many patterns. Patterns can tend to make your session look fussy. Now, this is obviously just a general statement, and I have taken some gorgeous photographs of families wearing patterns. Of course, the patterns were similar, rather than all different patterns, which complicates the images and makes it so people don't know where to look! As a general rule though, avoiding patterns or keeping just one person in a patterned outfit, and everyone else in plainer colours within the same colour pallet is a great idea!
Love that latest fashion statement or awesome movie!? That great... but don't wear them to your session! (unless it's themed)! Avoiding logos and slogans can help your photographs keep a timeless feeling... so they don't date and lose their magic!
Most importantly, make sure you are COMFORTABLE! (unless its a Boudoir session, because lingerie isn't always comfortable haha) Make sure you don't have any unflattering straps, bulges (and lets face it... we all have them!) or awkward seams etc. If you have curves, accentuate them, but make sure that they aren't pushing themselves out too much. If you have larger arms, think about wearing a small sleeved top or dress. if you have a little extra around the tummy like me... look for a style that's a little looser around the middle. If you have larger thighs (again like me!) wear something that is flattering to them, instead of something that is going to make them stand out too much (unless you're proud of them... then rock that shit cos I sure as hell wish I could rock mine!)
For Maternity sessions, we have a few a few beautiful maternity gowns that you can choose from! and if I don't have a colour you're looking for, let me know and I can try to source one specifically for that!
Think about where you want to hang your prints / canvasses. If the feature wall is bright red... do you want have colours that compliment it, or strike different? Think about who you want to give them too. If it's for grandma... will she enjoy seeing your bust hanging out too much?
But most importantly... Be you! That is the most important!
We are always here to talk you through the process before your session! Never hesitate to ask the questions :)