Clothing Tips

A short video from Rob...

You clothing should reflect you. Decide on a basic theme or look...casual, semi-casual or formal.

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Use common sense.
If you don't want to show bellies, bums or arms, cover them up. Easy peasy....
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Here are some ideas to consider:

  • Although the all black or all white, jeans or otherwise is very popular, don't be afraid to jazz it up a little with cool fashions, accessories and colours. However, try to avoid looking like a referee (big stripes...vertical or horizontal
  • With children you can break the rules a little more, dress them up in more patterns and such.
  • Our Pinterest page HERE is a great resource for ideas on clothing tips

3 BIG NO-NO's WHEN PLANNING FOR A PORTRAIT SESSION:

  1. Photo grey glasses. You know, the ones that get darker when you're outside. To the point where you look like you're in a matrix movie. DO wear glasses. Don't say: "Let's take them off for the session." Because you won't look right without your glasses. Find some matching glasses that aren't photo greys, or, pop out the lenses or chat with your eye doc. They may lend you a temporary pair.
  2. New hair cuts or different hair styles. Freshly cut hair looks just that, freshly cut. Cut hair at least 3 days prior. This doesn't apply to going to your hair stylist for a regular visit of something tried and true. New, or radically different hair styles are not a good idea either.
  3. Loud colours, patterns, short sleeves, big ol' running shoes....If you ask yourself "I wonder if this will show in the photo?" Likely it will. Includes loud colours, patterns (oversized houndstooth is a good example). Short sleeves that reveal all your ams, or tight pants that emphasize hips and tight tops that do the same for bellies. This rule applies to make-up as well. Stick with tried and true and a look or styles that you know you look good and feel good in.

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Some ideas for coordinating colors.....:

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Email us with your ideas and thoughts....
we'd love to hear them westmount@bellnet.ca