What to wear to your photoshoot with viva


DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR SESSION? DON'T PANIC; I AM HERE FOR YOU AND WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH EVERY STEP! CHOOSING WHAT TO WEAR IS ONE OF THE KEY FACTORS IN MAKING YOUR SESSION A SUCCESS. IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE COLORS, PATTERNS, AND TEXTURES OF YOUR CLOTHES SHOULD COMPLEMENT YOUR LOCATION. THAT MIGHT BE OVERWHELMING, BUT THE LINKS BELOW WILL HELP GIVE YOU SOME IDEAS! BUT I WILL GIVE YOU ONE IMPORTANT TIP - DRESS LIKE YOURSELF, WEAR WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD, AND WHAT YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT WEARING.

Family photoshoot at the Rhode Island Sand Dunes.
Mother and son enjoying a beautiful moment at the Rhode Island Sand Dunes
A family photoshoot in Rhode Island at the Sand Dunes

HERE ARE SOME DOS AND DON'TS ON WHAT TO WEAR...


  • MATCHING IS OUT, AND COORDINATING IS IN! PLEASE AVOID NEON COLORS.
  • SKIP THE BASEBALL CAPS AND HOODIES WITH LOGOS, BRANDS, CARTOONS, OR PUBLIC FIGURES. (EVEN FOR THE KIDDOS)
  • LEAVE BEHIND YOUR SMALL STRIPES AND HIGH-CONTRAST PATTERNS.
  • KEEP ACCESSORIES AND JEWELRY SIMPLE, OR SKIP IT ALTOGETHER. (GENTLEMAN, PLEASE LEAVE THOSE BIG FANCY WATCHES AT HOME).
  • WEAR YOUR HAIR HOW YOU LIKE IT, BUT TYPICALLY STAY AWAY FROM PONYTAILS. TYPICALLY, THE LOOSER AND MORE FLEXIBLE THE STYLE, THE BETTER!
  • YOUR CLOTHING, MAKEUP, AND HAIR SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT NATURAL, AND YOUR HAIR FRAME YOUR FEATURES.
  • STICK TO SOLID, MUTED COLORS–EARTHY TONES, MUTED GEM TONES, MONOCHROME, BEIGE, AND TAUPE ARE MY FAVORITE! (HINT, HINT, HINT!)
  • LOW CONTRAST OUTFITS (IF YOUR SHIRT IS PURE WHITE, GO FOR LIGHTER COLOR BOTTOM PIECES.)
  • FLATTER YOUR FIGURE–DON’T WEAR CLOTHES ENTIRELY TOO TIGHT OR LOOSE. WEAR SOMETHING YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL IN.
  • COORDINATE YOUR CLOTHING–IN GROUP PHOTOS, TRY TO KEEP EVERYONE ON THE SAME PAGE AND USE A COLOR PALETTE OF 2-4 COLORS.
  • DRESS IN LONG SKIRTS, PANTS, OR DRESSES. THERE IS JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A LONG FLOWY DRESS THAT PHOTOGRAPHS SO BEAUTIFULLY, AND YOU WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN WEARING ONE!


WHEN IN DOUBT, GO TO MY PINTEREST TO VISUALLY SEE! PLUS, YOU HAVE ME TO HELP; we will chat about YOUR IDEAS, AND WE WILL PICK YOUR COLOR PALETTE TOGETHER!


P.S. YOU COULD ALWAYS CHOOSE A DRESS FROM MY CLIENT'S CLOSET FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE - I AM ALWAYS ADDING BEAUTIFUL PIECES!



a mother and father with their beautiful son, capturing fleeting moments.

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