Oh, I am *so* excited to be sharing photo shoot outfit ideas with you guys! I think you are aware by now that I love photography (duh!), but what you maybe aren’t aware of is my first love was not photography. Gasp! My first love was fashion.
When I was little, I used to spend HOURS designing outfits. Like literally all day on Saturdays when I was at my dad’s house, I would watch reruns of my favorite shows (Cheers, Who’s The Boss, Mr. Belvedere) and design outfits for my fashion empire. I used to sew my own Barbie clothes, mix and match my wardrobe, even make sure I was wearing stylish, matching pajamas! I used to plan my outfits for the week, even down to what color nail polish I would wear each day. I wanted to go to be a fashion merchandiser. Those dreams did not pan out (womp womp), but the cool thing about photography is that I get to incorporate my love of fashion into preparing my clients for their sessions by helping them with their photo shoot outfit ideas. And lucky for me, I have some pretty stylish clients!
Today I’m kicking off new a series to help you take my Photo Shoot Style Guide to the next level! These posts are meant to give you some ideas to help you get those polished, photo ready outfits put together. Woot woot!
The first of my photo shoot outfit ideas is to buy something new. Go shopping!
If you’re doing a photo shoot that’s super special to you, like an engagement shoot, you can buy an outfit that you can use again for another special occasion. You can use that outfit for your rehearsal dinner or to wear on your engagement anniversary celebration, like if you go out to dinner. Or you could wear it to another wedding where you’re a guest. That outfit will be associated with the special, fun event of having your engagement photos taken and then you can re-use it for other special occasions. That outfit will have so much good juju and energy attached to it!
For headshots, you can do something similar. I’ll give you the example of what I did with my headshots photo shoot: I bought a new shirt and new earrings, so those pieces are in my brand photos you see on my website and on social media. I’ll now wear those things at photo shoots or when I’m meeting new clients, and it’s a way for people to make that connection from what they see of me online to what they see of me in person. It’s just a great visual way to connect a piece of your brand to who you really are in person
If you’re doing a family photo shoot, you can buy a new, classic piece of clothing for your child(ren) and then maybe incorporate that piece on their younger sibling for photo shoots a year or two down the line when it fits them. That’s just one of my photo shoot outfit ideas for family photos that will make use of a new item of clothing but give you that sentimental connection in your images for multiple years.
Check back next Thursday for more photo shoot outfit ideas!