Dark clothing will help ensure the most flattering portrait and also keep the focus on faces and eyes where we make the most connection in a portrait instead of on the clothing. Our hand painted backdrop was order custom for our studio and does not work with light color tops.
Having been commissioned to photograph celebrities, featured in magazines around the world, and trusted by thousands of families to create their portraits, our experience has found the following guidelines to work best:
Men: Dark Jacket, button up shirt (white works well under a jacket), tie, dark pants. If you have a watch you love, accessories are a great option.
Ladies: Dark colors including navy, burgundy, black, deep green, and similar in a dress/gown. We suggest avoiding patterns, but a simpler/lighter pattern does work. Jewelry is great for accessorizing – pearls, diamonds work well.
Daughters: Darker toned dresses without a pattern, a dress always is the best option. For kiddos 4 years or younger, an off-white can work.
Sons: For younger boys a dark sweater can work, though we encourage following the same guidelines as adult men. For kiddos 4 years or younger simply a white or off-white shirt with tie or bow tie works well.