What to Expect and What to Wear for your Photo Shoot


Please feel at ease at your session. If pressured to “smile”, natural expressions may be lost. Many of the great images we capture are the “in-between” shots, when the subject relaxes & smiles. Photo sessions are work for both subject and photographer but we’ve got tricks that make it fun & easy so don’t worry and don’t try too hard! Relax, it’s your day!


Good choices in clothing is one of the key elements of a great photo session! For group sessions, clothing should be coordinated. Clothing should be simple and timeless. Favorites are jeans, khaki colored trousers, light, black or neutral colored shirts, sundresses, gowns, hats and bare feet. (Large, busy prints, checkered patterns & geometric designs don’t photograph well). Once you’re happy with your choices, make sure they are clean and wrinkle-free, then set them aside for your session. Don’t forget about shoes and the most overlooked item … the socks! Yes, the socks are important…(the color). This will lower your stress level on session day! Clients are encouraged to include their own props. Examples are: A musical instrument, sports equipment, a book and reading glasses or a family pet.

Wear Solid Colour Clothing

Avoid outfits that mean that anyone is wearing a pattern. This takes away from your unique personalities and preferences. Choose a muted colour palette, This will create a photo that is coordinated and classy. Similar tones for tops and bottoms work best. Choose 1-3 colours for your group portrait, ones with similar tones that go nicely together and have everyone work within that colour palette. For example: dark green, navy, and burgundy – all dark jewel tones. OR tan, a lighter olive green, and denims – all lighter, softer tones.

Logos Pictures and Slogans

Choose clothing that doesn’t have large pictures, labels, logos, or words on it. These often look too casual for a photo shoot and detracts from the overall feel of a photo. People who look at the photos will notice the logo on your child’s shirt before they notice your child’s beaming smile.Try to stick with more classic clothes that will show something other than what clothing brands you favor. If you choose a stylish, modern look for a photo shoot, make your clothing choices wisely. Choosing something that is overly trendy and doesn’t have any classic features will make your photos look out-of-date long before they need to.


Stay away from white socks and sneakers. Choose dark socks and footwear (unless it’s a barefoot photo on the beach)

Jewellery and Accessories

If photo subjects have jewelry or accessories they wear all the time, make sure that they fit in with the look of a photo before wearing them in a photo. Watches, earrings, necklaces, and other accessories may need to be removed for a photo shoot. If you’d like to send photos of your chosen outfits, please Whatsapp on 07522 554 093 and I would be more than happy to help you finalise your choice.

Most popular choices for outdoor Autumn and Winter Photo Shoots – Jade Green, Burgundy red, Navy blue or mustard yellow tops, with jeans and boots.

Recommended for outdoor Summer and Spring Photo Shoots – Light pastel or neutral colours with jeans and sandals.

Leanne’s favourite for Studio style, indoor Photo Shoots – Black or Blue tops and jeans.