Karl F. Ermisch ~ Marrone Photography | Clothing

CLOTHING

ahhhh… this is the fun part! We encourage you to bring SEVERAL outfits, and we will help you to select the best ones for your sessions.

TIPS

  • We do NOT recommend clothing with high contrast between items. For example, a black shirt with a white skirt. Your eyes are naturally drawn to the area of highest contrast in the image, which in this case would be the skirt (making your hips look larger than they are). Your focus in portraits should most often be your face, and high contrast clothing detracts from this while making parts of your body appear larger (the ones covered with the light clothing).  Pair lights with lights, and darks with darks.
  • Be conscious of parts of your body that might make you uncomfortable.  For example, if you are uncomfortable with the way that your upper arms look, avoid sleeveless and strapless shirts and dresses as they will make your arms appear larger.
  • Group your outfits together ON HANGERS.  Clothing in a bag or laid over your arms will become wrinkled, and will not look good in your portraits.
  • VARIETY!  Be sure to bring a variety of outfits to show all of your looks.  It’s always a good idea to bring long-sleeved options even when being photographed in the summer.
  • GLASSES – all glasses will produce glare in your senior portraits.  If you want to wear your glasses in your senior portraits have your optometrist provide you with a pair of frames with no lenses in them (or remove the lenses from yours) for your session.
  • TANNING – while a little color is nice, be sure not to overdo it for your session.  Tan lines are not attractive (if you have them, best to avoid outfits that show them).  Also – too much color will make you appear larger in your portraits (especially in your face) as the color removes the highlights and shadows from your skin.
  • FINGERNAILS – they show!  we recommend having a manicure prior to your portrait session