There are two primary questions our clients have when it comes to booking a session. How do I pose, and what do I wear? Both are great questions, let’s talk about one of them for right now.

First, is this a session just for you or is it going to include more than one person. In case you were wondering, yes, color coordination is a thing, but matching outfits aren’t as fashionable as they used to be. Let’s take a look at a few complimentary colors.

Complimentary Colors

Two color:

  • Yellow and purple
  • Blue and orange
  • Red and green

Three color

  • Yellow, blue, red
  • Purple, red orange, green
  • Orange, blue green, and violet-red

Hues of the same color.

Colors that match your skin tone

  • Shades of blue and green for pale skin (cooler colors)
  • Yellows and oranges go well for darker skin tones. (darker colors)
  • Black and White are the great equalizers, they look awesome on any skin tone.

Family or children’s only sessions

Men and boys: Matching button up or polo shirts, and slacks, jeans, or shorts depending on how professional or casual you want to look.

Women and girls: Matching dresses or pants/shorts & shirts. Use the complementary color guide above to match clothing colors if not matching color exactly.

Any accessories should be similar or the same for each gender. For example, shoes should either look the same or similar.

Professional Portraits
Men – Suit, Button up shirt and slacks, or Polo and slacks. A tie is optional.
Women – Dress, Pants suit, Polo or button up shirt and slacks.

Glam/Fashion
Women – Fancy dresses (such as bridesmaids or prom dresses), summer dresses, button up shirt and skirt, nice sweater and slacks. Jewelry as accessories.
Men – Polo shirt, jacket, and slacks; button up shirt tie/bowtie and slacks; simple shirt with jacket; a hat
with shirt, jacket, and slacks.

Cinematic
Men and women – Come in your favorite cosplay outfit or cinematic costume!

Boudoir
Women – Bra and underwear (matching is best);
Lingerie: Teddy, camisole, body suit, garter belt and stockings
Casual clothing: Sheer top, jeans and bra, tank top, off the shoulder sweater, something from your significant others closet.
Accessories: jewelry, scarves, hats, high healed shoes (highly recommended).

What is mentioned above are suggestions of clothing, you can pick and choose what you feel most comfortable in, even if it isn’t on the list. If you are unsure if what you have picked looks good, our photographer is just an email, text, or facebook message apart. Just send him a picture of the clothing and he will let you know what he thinks.