So, you decided to have a photoshoot at the beach, which by the way is a great idea! But do you know what you’re going to wear? The colors and fabric matter when it comes to photography, and you certainly don’t want to be caught with the wrong outfit. Maybe the angle is perfect, maybe the lightning is doing the work for you, but it just doesn’t click together because of a wardrobe issue. None of that! Just follow the steps in our clothing guide below and you’ll be ready for a picture.

Choose colors that blend well

When you’re surrounded by the clear waters of Punta Cana’s beaches, you might want to pick turquoise and blue tones. It’s going to work well with most skin tones, and it’ll make you look like you belong in the scenery! Try to also use white, as it highlights the perfect and soft sand around you. Your family pictures will be lovely with these choices!

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And avoid artificial fabrics!

You’re in nature, the sea, the coastline! You’ll stick out like a sore thumb wearing synthetic fabric, because trusts me, people can tell. Linen and cotton, for example, will give you a more earthen, soft look, complementing almost everyone! Besides, it’s probably going to be very hot outside, and you’ll appreciate having clothes that breathe. No sweat, no sir! Next up on our clothing guide…

Patterns, colors, palettes!

A bit of fancy wording, but you’ll find this tip very useful. Choose a pattern for someone at the photoshoot, and then use the colors in that pattern to complement everyone else’s outfit. Pretty smart, huh? You’ll create a color palette for your photoshoot, bringing everyone together with clothes! This is particularly useful for people who don’t want to use blue tones, as you’ll add newer colors without messing up the composition.

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Think of the time of day

Some colors work better in certain lightning, it’s just a fact. Generally, if you really want them all to pop out vividly, you’ll try to schedule your photoshoot between 10am and 4pm. It’s when the sun shines its brightest, purest light! No matter what you choose, you’re guaranteed to stand out from the background with those stunning colors. If you’re trying to have your photoshoot during dawn or twilight, then match your clothing to redder and pinker tones, as you’ll be swimming in those colors!

But maybe it will get too warm…

Which is why you need to pack weather-appropriate clothing! It’s the beach, after all, and you don’t want to be caught with a jacket and leather jeans. Try to go for something comfortable yet stylish, that fits you well and allows you to cool off if it gets too hot. Shorts, skirts, dresses, and trying not to wear longs sleeves are key to avoid undesirable, unsightly sweat. I want you to shine, but not that way!

Sunglasses are cool, but please don’t wear them

Yes, everyone looks great wearing them, but it’s really not the time. Sunglasses, and glasses in general, can leave marks on your eyes that make you look tired. People who need them can’t be helped, but if you’re one of those who want to show off their new pair of sunglasses, maybe hold off for now! You’ll get your chance to, so wait for a little more!

I hope you enjoyed our Clothing Guide for a Beach Photoshoot. These are a few tips that will help you choose that special wardrobe for a special day. It’s ultimately your choice, but every bit of help counts! Not everyone gets to have a photoshoot at the beach often, and you’ll want to remember your vacation at Punta Cana, believe me! You better get dressed for success. For more tips to make your photoshoot perfect, check out Tips to Have the Perfect Photoshoot in Punta Cana.