Your Ultimate Guide to Dressing for a Photoshoot

September 28, 2023 Photography, Photosession

What Should I Wear to My Photo-shoot?

... is the first question that comes to everyone's mind once they booked a photo shoot. Choosing the right attire for a photo shoot can be a game changer. The correct outfits not only enhance the visuals but also ensure that the desired emotions and messages are conveyed through the images. This guide aims to navigate you through the process of selecting the perfect attire for your photo shoot, ensuring fabulous results.

Step 1: Understand the Purpose of the Photo-shoot

  • Professional Head shots: Opt for business-like, neat outfits.
  • Family Portraits: Coordinated outfits reflecting your family’s style are a great choice.
  • Engagement or Maternity Photos: Romantic or sentimental attire could work well.

Step 2: Coordinating Colors

  • Stick to neutral or complementary colors to create a harmonious look.
  • Avoid overly bright or clashing colors to keep the focus on the subjects.

Step 3: Play with Patterns and Textures

  • Subtle patterns and textures can add interest without overwhelming the visuals.
  • Avoid overly busy patterns as they can distract from the subjects.

Step 4: Comfort and Fit

  • Ensure your clothes fit well and are comfortable to wear.
  • Looking natural and at ease in photos is key to getting a good shot.

Step 5: Seasonal Considerations

  • Dress appropriately for the weather to ensure comfort during the shoot.
  • Layering can be a good option to cope with varying temperatures.

Step 6: Travel and Preparation

  • Don’t travel in your photo shoot outfit. Traveling in your photo shoot clothes may cause them to look worn, get wrinkled, or dirty while in transit. It's best to place them in a garment bag to ensure they remain clean.
  • Use the restroom beforehand, unless it's confirmed that there will be restroom facilities at the shoot location.
  • Coordinate with your photographer on where to change into your photo shoot clothes. Ensuring there's a suitable place to change is crucial for a smooth photo shoot experience.

Step 7: Additional Items to Bring Along

  • Small Blanket or Sheet: Bring a small blanket or sheet to sit on in case there are shots that require sitting down.
  • Props: If there are specific props you wish to include in the photo shoot, make sure to bring them along.
  • Pets: Pets are welcome to join in on the photo shoot as they are considered part of the family. Coordinate with your photographer beforehand to ensure a pet-friendly environment.

Step 8: Consider Professional Styling

  • If possible, consult with a professional stylist to perfect your look.
  • A stylist can provide expert advice tailored to the photo shoot theme and your personal style.
  • Please make sure you get your haircut the day prior to the photo shoot for a nice clean appearance as these images will last a lifetime!


With the right attire and a few additional preparations, you're well on your way to ensuring a successful photo shoot. Planning ahead with regard to your outfits, props, and even your furry family members will contribute to a smooth photo shoot experience and beautiful, meaningful photos.

Ready to book your next photo shoot? Contact us to schedule a consultation, or reach out with any wardrobe queries you might have. We’re here to ensure your photo shoot is a success from start to finish!