When I have a session booked in with a client I always have a pre-consultation where we establish what style we are shooting and based on that I always suggest what clothing would suit the best to the session.
Most of the times we plan the session around a theme which determines the style of clothing, hair and accessories.
Having said that there are major rules which are good to keep in my mind when it comes to the session day:
It's all about colours
I suggest to avoid very bright colours as they can attract attention away from the person's face, it also could be reflective especially if we do studio work and we use flashes. It usually results in a tint on the skin which is not appealing.
Great colour choice is white for example as it always creates clean and fresh look, but black is also a good choice, it's contemporary and it gives a more formal look. Definitely both colours are timeless options.
Another suggestion when it comes to picking the right colours for your outfits, pick hues that are usually associated with your theme. For example, if it's a Christmas photoshoot, you could pick red and green. For a summer photoshoot, you could go with bold tones like yellow and coral.... for sessions autumn time I do recommend warm tones (brown, yellow) and in a winter scene cold colours such as blue and purple will look fantastic.
We like colour coordination so I always suggest to have a matching colour on everybody's outfit. The harmony and connection is even more visible on the end result and of course there is no distraction as there is a colour scheme going on, viewer can focus on the faces and expressions.
Just as an example I always recommend jeans as one option, that is really nice for contemporary, casual portraits plus they are flattering which is a bonus. Pastell colours are also great as they maintain natural skin tone.
Patterns and prints are not recommended, regardless how small they are, they will distract.
Size: clothing shouldn't be too tight or too loose, people will feel uncomfortable and posing will be more difficult.
I encourage clients to bring more outfits, and of course if there is a favourite or a sentimental piece of cloth I always ask to bring that in (regardless the rules) so we can create memories!
In term of accessories watches, big visible jewelry (necklaces, headbands) are not recommended, again they will distract, and besides those accessories may become out of fashion after a time so it's best to avoid them.
This is about the bump, it is the greatest ways to preserve your baby’s moments even before birth.
It is recommended between the 7th and 8th months of your pregnancy, your bump by this time is beautifully shown and you are probably in your most energetic period!
Please don’t be shy about your growing body. Remember that you are growing a little human inside you which is a miracle and you look beautiful.
Your outfits will play a key role in the final look of your photographs, it's best to wear simple, solid colours that will create timeless look.
It is really nice to show your bump so open fronted, or semi transparent lace dresses are great options.
Maxi dresses will create artistic look, the more fabric you have around yo