What to Wear

You are what you wear.

A little cliché?  Perhaps.  But when it comes to portrait photography, this Texas photographer believes firmly that clothing plays a huge role in the success of the finished product.

Before I go all Stacy and Clinton on you – let’s be clear what your clothing does NOT need to be:

  1. Brand New – I’m down with your favorite jeans, T shirts and worn converse – as long as you know how to rock them in your own fabulous style.
  2. Fancy-Schmancy and Uber-Expensive – Unless it’s your thing (If it’s really your thing, then by all means, bring on the bling).   If you’re not normally a dress-up kind of person, don’t feel like you have to be one for your session.
  3. Matching  –  No need to focus on matching everything from the color of your headbands to the stripes in your socks.    If you’re heart is set on everyone in white button downs and khaki pants, Then of course I can make that work!
  4. Stressful No need to worry about each and every item, or fret about the suitability of each accessory.  This is supposed to be fun.   If you’re unsure – call me, and together, we’ll make sure you look fabulous.  I promise.

I want you to be happy, thrilled, over the moon about your images.  I know that this is much more likely if we take the time and work together to help you choose clothing that fits these few simple rules:

Feels Good.

During your shoot you could be sitting in a pile on the grass having a tickle battle, rolling down a hill with your fiancé, or running through a beautiful field.  Wear clothing that lets you do all that (and more) comfortably.

Bottom Line: Don’t choose outfits that make any of you feel constrained, stiff, itchy, scratchy, like you’re dressed up for Halloween, or that leave you with a nagging worry that a button might pop if you bend the wrong way. Trust me.

Looks Good.

This can be tricky, looking good is totally subjective – right? If you’re not a Carrie Bradshaw fashionista in real life, you might want to pull in some extra help from a straight-talking friend or your trusty photographer (that would be me) who knows about such things and has plans in place to help. Check out my what to wear Pinterest board HERE

Bottom Line: If you don’t feel fabulous-fierce-take-on-the-world gorgeous in your outfit, you’re not going to love, love, love the end result – and I’m all about you love, love, loving the end result.


I highly recommend getting at least your makeup done (hair is a bonus ).  this will help you look extra flawless in yor pictures and who doesn’t want that?  If you need amazing recommendations let me know! Simply put, things on camera appear much different than they do in person. If you decide a make-up artist is not for you  just remember you will want to wear more makeup than normal for the photo shoot.  My best advice for someone who wants to apply their own make-up is to really play up your eyes because that is what draws a person to a picture.

Makes Sense.

Here’s where we pull it all together. It’s not just enough that everyone looks good and feels good – you’ve got to look and feel good together AND the outfits should fit with your location and the desired mood for your portraits.

Glup. That seems like a lot, doesn’t it? (quick – revisit #4 in the top list, and remember, don’t stress).

Before you even begin figuring out your wardrobe, we’ll have an in depth consultation to narrow down what you really want for your pictures, choose the perfect location and make sure you have an understanding about how that all comes together in the finished photograph.   Don’t worry…I’m with you every step of the way.

Bottom Line: It’s easier than it seems.  =) If we’re going to be running around in a park, you’ll likely not decide to wear your starched Sunday best.  if you are a causal fun couple, wear casual and fun everyday cute clothes.  If you are more urban/chic, by all means play up that style!

Now take a deep breath.  Close your eyes.  Imagine how you are going to rock this photoshoot and look amazing to boot!

I can’t wait for your session!