Yes, it's true the photo session is set and the girl starts throwing out outfit ideas and questions. An easy answer is "Just pick whatever you think is best", right?
Let's do this guys!
We are all shaped differently and certain clothes don't fit right with those types. When you look good, you feel good. That will show in your photos! After some researching I came across this video by Real Men Real Style. It goes over body types and what clothes to wear that draws attention away from problem areas. Find clothes that enhance your good features!
After you find your body type and have got some direction on the cut and texture you can move on to the next step!
Once you have picked out your photo location it is time to add a few looks that will fit. If you picked a city scape or downtown area, let's think. Will it lean more towards the upscale? ( coffee shops, architecture, sculptures ) Will it lean toward the artistic? (graffiti, metal staircase, worn door frames)
Upscale - dress slacks, dark tailored jeans, button up, polo, dress coat or jacket. etc.
Artistic - fitted jeans, classic white shirt, causal collar, jersey knit, leather jacket
Will you be in a more untamed location? Then you might look into boots and outdoors clothing cut to fit your body type.
Same would go for a manicured garden area but I would add a sweater or pull over and add more designer boots.
Your outfit does not need to be the same color as the others in photo. She may be wearing a soft yellow that goes well with her skin tone but your different! A yellow shirt may make you pale and washed out. In this video from Real Men Real Style it breaks down color with mood and how to add a little color into your style.
After you have learned a little about color, let's see how that will play out with location.
In a city scene you can add brighter colors to stand out away from the shadows. Almost anything can go as long as it sets the mood you are feeling in the setting.
As with the county or garden locations, be aware that on a bright blue day a sky blue shirt will be hard to work with. A green in the fall might work as it might not work well in the spring.
You get the idea!
Now that you know what works for your type and what colors you would like to add, I wish you happy shopping!
Jennifer Quinn Photography found the above videos while researching and does not endorse nor promote Real Men Real Style or any products shown in the videos. These videos are for helpful ideas only.