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When planning my brand photos, it was important to me that I find outfits that matched my brand’s color palette while also reflecting my personality. Because at the end of the day, I believe people hire me not just because they appreciate my brand, but primarily because they like me.
For these outfits, I wanted them to feel fun, fresh, and with just a hint of professionalism. After all, a too-serious family and wedding photographer isn’t as enjoyable. 🙂
As a plus-size person, it’s already challenging enough to find well-fitting clothes. Add the element of being in front of a camera, and the task almost multiplies in difficulty. So, what attire flatters larger bodies while still feeling cute and trendy?
Here’s a look at the outfits from my last branding session:
I got this piece from Eloquii. Although it’s no longer available, I adore it for its contemporary twist on the classic black dress. The engaging pattern stands out in a minimalist setting. Additionally, the dress’s cut-outs emphasize my waist, preventing that all-too-familiar “potato sack” feeling some dresses impart.
For a semi-professional look, I aimed for playful yet neutral colors. I paired a Torrid blazer with an Old Navy bodysuit, some older ripped jeans, and my Nikes. This ensemble is genuinely representative of my daily wear — both comfortable and functional.
My favorite outfit from this session is the green jumpsuit, paired with a bralette, both from Old Navy. It’s a wide-legged jumpsuit with adjustable ties — incredibly comfortable and easy to move in. It’s aligned with my brand colors and is my go-to for many photoshoots. At 5’4″, it rests just beyond my heels.
My formal attire choice is from Target: a slip dress from the previous fall, paired with a matching wrap top. While many photographers advise against patterns, I believe that, given the right setting and mood, integrating a pattern with something neutral can enrich photos.
My last outfit is ideal for a casual day out or even a City Hall wedding. The cropped jeans come from Target’s Aviv & Viv Brand, as does the shirt. The jean jacket, with its attractive railroad stripe design, is from Old Navy. I adore its oversized feel. The loafers, incredibly comfy, are an Amazon find.
I tried to only link things that were in stock or had another option that was close in description. Anyways, if you’re planning photos, whether it be brand or family photos – just remember, no matter what size you are, you deserve to have your photo taken. You deserve beautiful photos.
You got this!