VB Photography Top Ten for What to Wear and Why!
Wear solid colored clothing so that we see all of your faces and no one person stands out. If you wear stripes or flowers, you will stand out from the rest of your group.
Choose muted tones that are a bit subdued so that you are the subject not your clothes and you don’t stand out from the group.
Choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark and both light) so that one doesn’t look bigger than the other.
Choose 1-3 colors for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that color palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones. Another example tan, a lighter olive green, and denims which are all lighter, softer tones.
Choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow because your arms take up more skin area than your face and will draw attention and it may also make your arms look larger.
Choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies so that your legs don’t take attention from your faces, and you will be able to sit and bend without showing too much leg.
Choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach) because white just sticks out like a sore thumb and that’s all you will notice in your portrait.
Keep jewelry simple and minimalistic because too much draws attention from your face.
Do your hair the way you would normally do unless a special occasion like prom or a glamour shot.
Pick out an outfit that is comfortable for everyone! Try posing for an hour in an itchy sweater. Not fun and facial expressions will be pained.
Always connect with the photographer ahead of time and make sure he or she is aware of your color choices so the right backgrounds are picked!