6 tips for your winter photoshoot
Did you just book a winter photoshoot? Are you very excited but have no clue what to wear? Don't worry- I've got you! This blog is short + sweet and includes all the tips that you need to help you prepare for your upcoming winter photoshoot! Got any questions? Send me a message on Instagram and I'd be glad to help! :)
1. Be yourself
The most important thing when it comes to getting ready for a photoshoot is to make sure that you're comfortable in what you're wearing. You don't have to wear your most expensive or fanciest outfit. Do you love wearing cute knit sweaters with a nice pair of jeans? Go with that! Are you more of a dress person, wear that! Confidence is the key to a good outfit. If you feel good, you'll look good!
2. Layers, layers, layers!
Did I forget to mention layers? I cannot stress this enough! Although winter sessions are magical, they can get really cold so make sure you're nice and warm before you leave for your photoshoot. If you're worried of getting too warm during the shoot, just take a layer off! Layers help with both comfort and style. If you bring your cute mittens, hat, and scarf, you can simply add or remove pieces throughout the shoot. This will give you a wider variety of pictures to choose from and give the illusion that you had time for an outfit change! See, aren't layers just the best?
3. Stick with neutrals
When my clients ask me what colours to wear, I always recommend going for neutral or earth tones. Although a pop of colour is fun now and then, bright colours can be distracting and tend to bring attention away from the face. Neutrals and earth tones are more likely to keep the focus on you and will compliment your skin tone. These colours also look especially good with a nice, white, snowy winter background. Check out this cool outfit guide I found on Pinterest from Geneva Vanderzeil!
4. Stray From graphics and Patterns
The camera feels the same way about graphics & patterns as it does bright colours. I find that it's usually best to not wear any graphics because it can be very distracting in photos. Patterns and textures can definitely enhance your photos. But if you have a session with your significant other and one of you wants to wear a top with patterns, make sure the other one goes with a more solid top that isn't too busy!
5. Consider Complementing over matching
When having a couple or a family session, it is important to coordinate your outfits.Matching can sometimes be seen as tacky so a great alternative to matching is complementing! Complementing can be as simple as wearing similar tones and it makes all the difference. Complementing helps elevate portraits and make them more pleasing to the eye.
6. Have fun!
This is by far the most important step! Photoshoots can seem stressful if you're not used to being in front of a camera, but I'll do everything I can to make you feel at ease. Think of our time together as catching up with an old friend - except that your friend happens to be hiding behind a camera! We'll talk, we'll laugh, and we'll take amazing photos. I want you to enjoy the experience as much as you'll enjoy the pictures that come out of it! :)