Get ready to flaunt that inner model I know you have, I’m here to help you find the best looks for photoshoots. The perfect dresses for photoshoots can easily be found online! You just have to know what to look for and where to shop. Whether you want something classic, boho or glam, there are endless options to choose from. With the right dress and the right photographer, you’ll be sure to capture some amazing shots.
Choose the Right Style and Look.
The key to finding the perfect dress for photoshoots is to choose a style and look that reflects your personality. Consider your body type, color palettes, fabric choices, prints, and accessories when selecting a dress. It’s also important to take into account where you plan on taking the photos – are they outdoors or in a studio setting? Knowing the environment can help you make the best choice for your style and look.
Pro Tip: Photos can be a little less forgiving. Let me explain. After a few personal photoshoots, and before I became a photoshoot stylist, I noticed I was unhappy with pictures of myself after doing a photoshoot. I loved how everyone else looked, but I was hyper focused on parts of my body that I wasn’t crazy about. (I’ve grown to love my body more over time, but at the time, my arms bothered me in pictures.)
Now, I choose a dress for my personal and branding photoshoots that fits my body type better. And camouflages anything I am dealing with at the moment, like postpartum bellies and not working out for awhile! I want the best of both worlds after all! I want to have that family photoshoot and document my kids growing up with beautiful professional pictures of us all…and I want to look good in them too! It’s possible, with just a little preparation.
Shop for Quality & Comfort.
The quality of your dress is just as important as its look and feel. Strong, durable fabrics that are comfortable should be the primary focus when selecting a photoshoot dress since it needs to last in high resolution photos. Quality does come with a price tag but do not settle for anything less than what you’d want from a dress made from top-notch fabrics. Make sure to read the reviews of all products before purchasing so you know exactly what people think of the material, construction and design.
Pro Tip: That doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot of money on your dress, there are plenty of affordable options available that look amazing in photos. I have collections of dresses at the ready for clients I style in ranges from $30 and up. And there’s always Amazon! Although I recommend really doing some research with Amazon vendors before ordering, and make sure they accept returns.
Some of may favorite place to shop online for dresses for photoshoots are (may include affiliate links):
Consider Themes, Color and Location.
When selecting a dress for a photoshoot, it’s important to consider the overall tone and theme of your photoshoot. Think about the background and setting you’ll be shooting in and decide if bold colors or soft tones would be more suitable for the shoot. The color of the dress should also harmonize with the location, so opt for lighter colors if it coincides with a light and airy shoot, whereas darker colors can exude mystery and depth in moodier atmospheres.
Pro Tip: It’s always a good idea to check with your photographer when it comes to color choices. They know what works and what doesn’t when they are editing your photos. Try to avoid wearing colors that they don’t recommend in order to get the best results possible!
Think About Accessories & Props.
Don’t forget to consider your accessories and props when coordinating a photoshoot. Natural, organic items such as flowers, foliage, artful veils, and dainty jewelry can be used to amplify the atmosphere of the shoot. Make sure all accessories you choose highlight the beauty and garment being showcased in the photographs and don’t compete with your ensemble.
Pro Tip: this is another area to always check with your photographer first before buying anything. Some lifestyle photographers prefer to have limited use of props, if any. Props can be distracting to kids and get in the way of your photographer capturing real emotion filled moments. So, make sure to check first.
Consider HIRING a Professional Stylist.
Working with a professional stylist or designer can help you find the perfect dress for your photoshoot. Whether you’re looking for something unique, on-trend, or couture – an experienced stylist can help track down the dress of your dreams. Often, they will also have access to rental services that feature one-of-a-kind garments not available in stores. Additionally, many stylists will curate accessories specifically for your shoot – ensuring every element enhances and complements each other.
If you are interested in learning more about working with me to style you for your upcoming photoshoots, you can contact me on Instagram. I love getting to make your dreams come true!
If you are looking to rent a dress for a photoshoot, check this post out!