You are the face of your brand, so you want that face to look its best no matter what photo is being plastered on the web when your business comes up.
One of the most difficult problems people have with their branding session is coming up with the right wardrobe. You want to look the part, right? You just aren’t quite sure where to start. That is where I come in! Let me give you a few tips on how you can prepare for your branding session, starting with what to wear.
Keep it Classic
Timeless, classic ensembles will stand the test of time and be relevant today, tomorrow, and 5 years from now. While your headshots should still be updated more frequently than that, keeping your vibe classy and sophisticated will elevate your brand. You want to avoid going too trendy with your wardrobe selections.
Consider what has remained in your wardrobe as a staple item. Consider which items you gravitate towards and use those to inspire your branding session.
Coordination is Key
When it comes to branding, it means so much more than a logo and a color scheme. However, these are major components of your brand and are the forward-facing elements that bring in your prospective clients.
During your branding session, you are going to want to consider those colors and use them in selecting your jewelry, accessories, and outfits. You can even consider coordinating or complementary colors to your brand palette but keep your wardrobe consistent so that your website and social media content stays consistent as well.
Consider your Target Audience
Who is your ideal client? How do you want them to view you based on your services or product? Your branding session should reflect this throughout the environment and wardrobe. If you run a yoga studio, it is absolutely okay to wear yoga pants and a sports bra for your branding session. If you are a lawyer, I would expect you to show up in full suit-and-tie ready to go. If you are a fashion blogger, you should be showing off your bad ass style.
You want to find the wardrobe options that paint the best picture of you in the light of your business.
Your Environment Plays a Role
Your environment can make your wardrobe choice change drastically depending on where you plan on taking pictures. Will you be indoors or outdoors? Will it be a city or back country roads? Will it be cold or hot? These are all considerations that you need to make when planning the right outfits for your session.
Consult Pinterest for Inspo
Pinterest is a gem! There are a ton of great ideas for you to gather inspiration from while you plan your different outfits. Head to Pinterest and create an inspiration board that you can use to create the perfect look for your session!
Take these ideas to a friend, family member, or even your photographer and discuss them. You may find yourself with excellent advice and the right direction for gathering those wardrobe items.
Your Photographer is Here to Assist You
You can always lean on your photographer for guidance and suggestions when it comes to selecting a wardrobe. We are the experts behind the lens who know how to position you in the best way possible. From head-to-toe, we can help you select the right wardrobe for your session. If you need a place to start, try some of these tips for the best branding photos!
- Long or ¾ sleeves are flattering on almost everyone.
- Jewel tones and deeper greys are excellent color options.
- Avoid super bright colors (unless that’s your what your brand is).
- Wear clothes you feel confident in.
- Consider having your makeup professionally done for your session.
- Stay away from large patterns on your clothing and stick to solids or small patterns.
Collaborate with your photographer on your wardrobe selections! We have so many ways of communicating these days, which means you can send me ideas from your own wardrobe and let me help you decide. You can even grab a few extra ideas or outfits for the day of and we can go over the wardrobe before we start shooting.
And remember, when it comes down to it, I will work my magic behind the lens. No matter what you decide to wear, we will bring out your amazing personality!