I often get asked by families about the best clothes to wear for their photoshoot. While there are many ways to use colour in photography, my favourite by far is to use a very limited colour palette. I love the timeless look of whites and neutrals for ensuring that nothing detracts from my subjects and that they are always the focus of the shot. It’s for this reason that it’s important for my clients to give some thought, in advance, as to what they will all wear.
Neutral-coloured clothes tend to work best and creams, whites, soft pinks or even light greys will bring cohesion to your images. For newborns, a simple white vest or babygro is all that you’ll need to bring and I have a range of neutral wraps for added texture and interest. A plain white shirt with the sleeves rolled up or T shirt and jeans is perfect for Dad and I have a number of outfits for toddlers and sitters that you can borrow. The studio wardrobe also includes some lovely dresses that Mums and Mums-to-be are welcome to wear and for maternity shoots, there’s nothing more beautiful than a growing bump so this is the time to let your belly show. Bring a basic white or grey vest top, a neutrally-coloured lingerie set and a pair of maternity jeans with you and we can use these, together with the pieces I have, to create a range of looks to celebrate this special time.
So, when it comes to what to wear for your photoshoot, give careful consideration to colour. And, when it comes to colour, remember less is most definitely more….