What To Wear For A Photoshoot

Any of you ladies stressing out about your photoshoot outfit? I’ve been there too. I figured I would make all our lives easier and compile a list of the best boutiques/stores for when you’re looking for a flowy dress or an outfit for a photoshoot.

But first, two quick tips when picking out your outfit…

  • The best colors to wear for photos… avoid neon/bold colors they will reflect onto your skin!!! Many of my brides reach out to me saying they want a photographer that has a bright and airy style. If you’re hoping for light and airy photos, wear light and airy colors! AKA bring on the neutral and pastel colors!
  • Long flowy dresses for photoshoots are the way to go!!! A dress that can you can shimmy in and move around in will create more powerful and romantic images!! (You’ll see what I mean in the images below)


Alright now onto the good stuff


a list of recommendations for a photoshoot outfit

Morning Lavender  | If you don’t know by now, I am obsessed with maxi dresses. If I could, I would buy all of the dresses at Morning Lavender for photo sessions.

Amazon | I was surprised at the number of my clients who have found incredibly gorgeous dresses from Amazon! The pictures below show my clients wearing their amazon dresses!

Brittany’s dress is from Amazon! View her session here.

Engagement session in Blue Ridge Mountains.

Molly’s dress is also from Amazon (look at that flow!!! so pretty)! View her session here.

Roanoke Virginia engagement photos by lake.

Azazie | Azazie is meant for weddings!!!! AKA tons of cute long flowy dresses to choose from for outdoor sessions! I like that Azazie offers dresses that would fit into any budget.

Red Dress Boutique | Red Dress has the world’s greatest flowy dresses of any length. Pssst. Seniors. I bought my graduation dress from here!

Vici Collection | Vici is one of my personal favorites!!! I LOVE their aesthetic and if you’re like me and enjoy leggings but also when it comes time to dress-up you’re all about it… this store is for you chica! I imagine that a ton of seniors would find a dress that they love for their session!

Lulus | Lulus has a little bit of everything for affordable prices! This is one of my go-to websites when I need a new dress for an event.

Charlottesville senior session.

ASOS | If you’re looking to be unique and to stand out, you will LOVE this store. This site was recommended to me by one of my Instagram friends!

Altar’d State | One of my favorite dresses is from Altar’d State. Their sizing is limited but when you find something, there’s no doubt you will love it. Below is a picture of one of my all-time FAVORITE dresses and it’s from Altra’d State (see what I mean by flowy dresses creating powerful images).

Senior girl photos taken at Market at Grelen.

Photo By Heather Dodge

Rent the Runway | Rent the Runway is great if you want to wear a beautiful stylish dress but know that you won’t wear it after the occasion! If used this site before when I have been a wedding guest or going to a formal event, and I have had no issues! In high school, I had friends use this site for homecoming and prom dresses.

Revolve | Revolve would be great for someone wanting to glam things up with a tight, sleek, fashionable dress

Gal Meets Glam | I would say that the name of this boutique is a little deceiving. Some of the dresses are “glam” but I would describe most of the dresses as stylish conservative dresses. I always have a hard time finding a dress without a plunging neckline that is still flattering. If that’s you, this the perfect boutique!!!!

The Blushing Brunette Boutique | One of my seniors (shoutout to Liz) found the cutest flowy dress for her senior session at this boutique in GA.

Charlottesville Spring senior session at Panorama Farms.

View Liz’s session here!



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How to Maximize You Engagement Session

Best Engagement Photos of 2019

Best Senior Photos of 2019

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