Examples of outfits and styling for portrait photoshoots
Most women usually panic after booking their portrait or boudoir photoshoot and say they have absolutely nothing to wear. I think it’s partially because they have this idea about wearing something exquisite and fabulous for a makeover photoshoot. Of course, you can wear a jaw dropping evening gown with diamonds if that is what you want. I myself love glamour and elegance so naturally I suggest these kind of outfits during a wardrobe consultation I carry out with my clients around 2 weeks before their photoshoot. But it really depends on your personal style and how you are going to use your images. Are they just for you or are you going to use them to for personal branding to attract your ideal clients? If you never wear dresses, even for going out, then by all means pick your favourite jeans, trousers or leggings. A dress would probably not feel like you. On the other hand I sometimes get clients who actually want to wear something they would never wear normally just to see themselves in a different light.
The most important questions I ask to my clients are: HOW DO YOU WANT TO SEE YOURSELF ON PHOTOGRAPHS? WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO THINK OF YOURSELF WHEN YOU SEE YOUR FINAL IMAGES? WHAT PERSONALITY TRAITS WOULD YOU LIKE TO CAPTURE ON YOUR PHOTOS? WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO SHOWCASE?
These are a good starting point and along with examples of outfits from your wardrobe, which give me indication of your personal style, we can come up with the best options for your tailored made photoshoot.
I recorded a Facebook live video some time ago addressing this particular topic. I have gone through some photos of my clients showing that even a very simple top and bottoms can make an awesome photograph. To me, each session, whether its portrait, boudoir or business photoshoot, is always focusing on person rather than outfits, accessories and props. It is all about you.
Here is the recorded video. I hope you find it helpful.
If you would like to experience a powerful transformation and confidence boost, please get in touch to book your personalised portrait session with me. I specialise in makeover portraits, elegant boudoir, fine art portraits and personal branding photography. As I always photograph multiple outfits in each session, you have a chance to see yourself any way you want and combine different kind of images during your photoshoot. This is a full service photography experience with full guidance given on the photoshoot preparation, wardrobe consultation and of course full guidance given on the day of your photography session. Use the online scheduler below to reserve your free consultation and find out more.
Renata owns a boutique portrait studio in Worcester, UK, providing full service photography experience for everyday women and female entrepreneurs. She specialises in high end portrait and boudoir photoshoots and personal branding photography. Her main focus is to empower women through the tailored experience and beautiful fine art portraits and to help business owners build their brand and attract ideal clients. . Get in touch to reserve your complimentary consultation and talk about your personalised photoshoot.