Effective Headshot and Body Shot Photography Tip

We always try to help our talent on camera look and feel great on camera. Often this can be done with wardrobe and make-up.

To dress for a slimming effect, remember: darker colors are slimming; light colors are not. Solid colors are slimming; bold patterns are not. A single color from head to toe (i.e. a suit) is slimming. Vertical lines are slimming; horizontal lines are not. This can apply to pleats as well as prints. The v-neck shape is slimming. This is achieved by the cut of a sport coat, or the v-neck opening in a shirt or sweater. Single-breasted jackets are more slimming than double-breasted. If you’ll be standing for a full-length portrait, high heels are slimming—as are clothes that are well tailored rather than too loose or too tight.


Rob Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services