One of our most popular posts (of all time!) was ideas for what should you wear for a photo shoot? We are finally doing a follow up post (yippee!). Today we are sharing Summer photo shoot clothing ideas.

We really want you to look and feel your best!

With our tips, and gorgeous photo inspo, we are going to rock and roll your next summer beach session!

Summer Photo Shoot Clothing Ideas

Make it Colorful, Make it POP!

Don’t feel like you are restricted to white shirts and blue jeans, color and patterns look awesome in pictures!
We recommend wearing one outfit to the session, and bringing a second outfit to change into 1/2 way through.
We usually suggest starting with something a little nicer (like a long, flowy dress and button up/slacks) and then changing into something a bit more laid back (shorts/polo shirt, etc).

There are lots of great looks you can incorporate into your session, but I recommend one thing over all: be comfortable!

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Get All Dolled Up

Preparing for your summer session is the perfect reason to get all dolled up!

Summertime is notorious for being hot, sticky, and humid here in Virginia Beach.

This is a great excuse to get your hair and makeup professionally done. I’m telling you, those false lashes really do make your photos super glam! Plus, you’ll know that your glam look isn’t going anywhere!

We work with a lot of amazing beauty artists here in Hampton Roads, and would be happy to give you some recommendations!

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It’s All in the Details

When planning your outfits, make sure to spend time thinking about little things. Details like hats, jewelry, scarves, etc.

These elements can help tie in your outfits and make everything feel cohesive in the image.

Having a statement piece is wonderful, but make sure the subject (you) remains the focus.

What to wear for summer photos

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Style is Timeless

Whether y’all are laid back and casual (beach bums unite!), or dressed to the nines (hello catwalk) – we are going to have an amazing session!

When it comes to what you/your group will wear, no style is “wrong”, but it is definitely important for everyone to be on the same page.

In other words, don’t have some people come wearing tee shirts, and others come in a suit.

The location you choose can also dictate the style.

For example, beach sessions are usually a little more laid back, while urban settings can be dressier.

Remember – your outfits don’t have to “match”, they have to go!

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Comfort Is Key

Here it is.

One of the most important pieces of advice I can give you: wear what you feel good in!

How you perceive yourself in a particular image, will affect how you see the final image.

If you think that you are all that and a bag of chips (finger snap), then you’re going to feel great and the pictures are going to be amazing!

If you wear something and all you can see is a flaw, then (regardless of how gorgeous you are in the image), you won’t be able to appreciate the image.

We suggest wearing clothes that are fitted, but not too tight. That way you ensure there aren’t any bulges in the wrong places.

Bottom line?

Be comfortable, look awesome, create amazing pictures!

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If you’ve finished looking at this post on summer photo shoot clothing ideas and are thinking – I wanna do something like that! Awesome!!! We would LOVE to create a custom portrait session for you and the ones you love! Feel free to message me by hitting the { CONTACT ME } button or by giving me a call at 757-749-5350. I can’t wait to create some magic for you!

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