In preparing for a photo shoot, I will usually just give some guidelines for clothing, but I’ve found that when I get more involved, it works out even better. Clothes that look good on, don’t always photograph well and sometimes clothes that photograph well do not look that great wearing them in general. Textures like lace are good, but clothes with images or words on them usually are too distracting and take away from the photo. Form fitting clothing always works better than loose clothing that hangs off which can make people appear larger. As far as colors go, its good to bring a variety rather than all one color. But for the most part, bring clothes that you feel like you look good in.
When we were discussing an upcoming shoot, Lauren had gone into her closet and sent me several photos of pieces of her wardrobe to consider. Mixed in all the pics was a photo of a pink lace dress. It was difficult to tell on the hanger what it would look like on her, but the color and texture were interesting so it was a go.
In person, the dress looked fabulous, and photographed awesome! And, of course, Lauren was looking gorgeous as always. We made some Modern Glamour / Contemporary Portrait shots with it and they turned out perfect. This is one of my favorites.