Portrait Studio and Art Gallery

Wardrobe Planning

What to Wear for Your Portrait Session *

  •  Wear solid colored clothing

  •  Choose muted tones that are a bit subdued

  •  Choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light)

  •  Choose 1-3 colors for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that color palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones. OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denim – all lighter, softer tones.

  •  Choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow

  •  Choose long pants for men/ladies or a skirt below the knee for ladies

  •  Choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach)

  •  Keep jewelry simple and minimal

  •  Do your hair the way you’d normally do it while wearing these clothes

  •  If getting a haircut or new hairdo, make your appointment at least 1-2 weeks prior to your portrait session

*Adapted from an article by Darlene Hildebrandt

If you have questions, please let us know.  We’d love to talk with you!

Our phone number is: 209-918-6627