As a professional photographer, one of the most common questions people ask about their portrait sittings is what to wear. My portraits are always about faces and hands rather than clothing though I must confess that I am a big fan of environmental or lifestyle photos much like those you see in Vanity Fair. In general, I prefer to create images of people wearing dark clothing against a dark background but if the background is light-colored or white then I prefer people wear lighter colored clothing. I do not like to reverse it. If you want everyone to be in white clothing against a dark background, I am probably not the right photographer for you.
That said, rules were made to be broken. The goal is to have colors that go well together as opposed to clash. Above all, be comfortable and to keep it simple. These suggestions work well in either color or in black and white as well as men and women. So get your best dress or suit on then have your hair and make-up done at a salon for our photo shoot. Together we can create some beautiful portraits in natural settings to capture a unique moment in time.