Studio photoshoot – what to wear?

“How should we dress for our photoshoot?” is undoubtedly the question I get asked most by clients. Everyone wants their photos to last a lifetime, however it’s easy to forget that fashion trends come and go. No one wants to look at their family picture hanging on the wall in 10 years’ time and wonder “what on earth was I thinking?!”.

So, I have complied a list of fashion do’s and don’ts for a studio photoshoot:


  1. Your backdrop in the studio will be plain white, so choose plain colours that are timeless – pastels, creams, beige etc. Some inspiration can be found here; http://pin.it/HFGIret
  2. Co-ordinate your colours, they do not have to match, but they should complement each other. Examples of some great colour combinations; http://pin.it/RlOGnn6
  3. Make sure your outfits are comfortable, especially for children. Wearing uncomfortable clothes can cause anxiety and stress, which will in turn inhibit their personalities from shining through in pictures.
  4. Bring simple, reasonable sized props which will encourage closeness and bonding, think of your child’s favourite toys, or a game you enjoy playing as a family.




  1. No busy or bright patterns, these can date your pictures and be too harsh against the backdrop.
  2. Avoid wearing chunky, statement jewellery. This can really cause a distraction on your image by drawing the eye away from faces, so try to keep jewellery simple.
  3. Steer clear from heavy ‘occasion’ makeup, keep makeup nice and natural.
  4. The day before your photoshoot is not the time to revamp your look, any major style changes should be done well in advance to your photoshoot. If you hate the new haircut, you still have time to change it.

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