Wardrobe Tips for Portraits - Men

Good Job!’s goal is for you to look at your portraits and feel great about the results! The more “you” your attire feels, the more natural it will appear on camera. Come with everything pressed and clean. We’ll handle the rest! Below are our tips for a successful look.


- Wear clothes you love that are uncomplicated and wrinkle-free.
- Bring a small variety of shirt and tie combos to be sure you pick the one that fits best.
- Wear accessories that are bold, but still you.
- Try neutral colors like: burgundy, forest green, and deep purples. Black looks good, but navy and less heavy darks look better.
- Bring a belt. You'll need it!


“Proceed With Caution”

- In general, solid fabrics are better than those with textures and patterns. (Patterns are difficult to retouch.)
- Skip clothes with text or printed logos.
- Avoid loose/baggy clothing, or wearing a t-shirt under a shirt; it adds bulk to the overall look of your shot.
- Don’t get a haircut a day before your session. Try a week or so instead! It allows for it to have time to grow to that perfect length.
- Stay away from busy collars as they tend to overpower a photo.
- Don’t over accessorize.


Wardrobe Tips for Portraits - Women

We recommend that people wear something they feel great in when they get photographed. Make sure everything is clean, pressed and fits well.


- Wear uncomplicated clothing with clean lines.
- Blazers look great paired with a collarless top (simple, sleek neckline).
- A modest v-neck is flattering as it lengthens the neck.
- Sleeves are preferable. Otherwise you will draw attention to your arms. A bare arm is harder to photograph as the arm pit area is often revealed.
- Pops of color on jewelry, scarves and shirts look great.
- In general, less jewelry is more. Simple earrings are best like studs.
- There is a lot of black on the below sampling of (8) photos because most women bring black. Black looks good but navy and less heavy blacks look better.


Proceed with Caution!

- Chunky necklaces can overpower a portrait.
- Hoops, dangling earrings, and long necklaces can be difficult to photograph.
- Collared shirts don’t photograph well with blazers.
- Collared shirts don’t look good without a blazer or cardigan when they are white.
- Flesh tones should be avoided so your clothes don’t blend in with your face.
- Frilly, asymmetrical, shiny (silk) and transparent clothes don’t photograph well.
- Low necklines and bare arms may be inappropriate for your company.
- Busy patterns may become dated or can be distracting for company staff pages.
- Turtlenecks don’t photograph well.