What to wear at a photoshoot

Thanks to our spacious dressing room...

...everyone who comes to our photography studio in Llandudno has the opportunity for plenty of outfit changes. But how do you choose what to wear? And how do you co-ordinate your family?

It all depends on the look you want to create. For instance, for a relaxed, informal feel then nothing beats jeans. But if you have a special outfit to show off, that’s great too. The main thing is to look like you!

It's best not to wear plain white clothes, as we often use a contemporary white backdrop and anyone in white will merge into the background. If there’s going to be more than one person in your portrait, it’s always best if everyone wears clothing that somehow links together. This link can be a similar colour or a similar style.

Rather than making everyone wear the same colour, which can be tricky, pick a colour palette that reflects what most people have in their wardrobes.

For instance:

In the example above, jeans and a mix of very light-coloured tops look modern and co-ordinated, without all the ladies resorting to the exact same colour.

For the portrait below, the daughters are all wearing delicate shades of pink and grey to co-ordinate with their Mum's top:

Then it's back to the dressing room, where the young girls from the first example above changed into black-and-white outfits for a more formal look:

If you love bold colours, why not try autumnal hues like the family below?


Or there's always bright florals, as modelled by the girls in this image:


The main rule of thumb? It's simply to make sure that everyone tones together: brights with brights or pastels with pastels. For more advice on what to wear or which accessories to bring to your photoshoot, feel free to get in touch with us via our Contact page or on 01492 339 681. And if you book a photoshoot with us, you'll get our free guide to preparing for a photoshoot.