Tips to Prepare for Awesome Photoshoot

All set with choosing and booking a photographer for your photoshoot but not sure what to prepare and wear?

Don’t worry! Here are some tips to get you ready for an amazing photoshoot.


Photo by William McMasters

What to wear? That is the big question!

Be You!

Taking photos doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy new clothes. Important thing is that you feel like yourselves during the photoshoot! Look through the wardrobe and pick the outfit that you can be yourself, whether it is T-shirt and jeans or your favorite team’s jersey. 

A couple smiling at the camera in front of a spray painted wall in Harajuku, Tokyo


Photo by Wyatt Fisher

Coordinate colors

You can either match the color or pick one favorite color and let everyone else pick a color that fits into same the color scheme.  

Happy family with mom and dad kissing their child during vacation photo

Jesse & Terry

Photo by Vanessa Porter

Stay away from logo, character and not too many patterns

Although your kids may insist on wearing his favorite superhero shirt, leave that until after photoshoot! Same goes for logos. It can be distracting for a memorable family photo.

Patterns are great as long as not everyone is wearing it! 

Fran & Simon-12

Photo by John Hope

Be comfortable

If you are planning for fun and relaxing photoshoot, you may be sitting, laying down, jumping, or even being lifted up by your fiancé. In that case, you want to make sure you are comfortable!  

Another reason for being comfortable is so that you don’t have to worry about pulling up the strapless dress and adjusting it constantly. More comfortable you feel in your outfit, the better you’ll be in front of the camera!

Pre-wedding photo in Shibuya, Tokyo

Get props ready to remember the special occasion! 

Whether the photoshoot is for engagement, anniversary, birthday, or simply to capture your vacation, props will be a great addition to your photo.  

Amy + Keaton Engagements

Photo by Shelley N.

Bring along a blanket to bundle up or scrabble tiles to spell ‘love’.

Or how about a bouquet of flowers to brighten up the picture or an empty frame to frame yourself? 

Pre-wedding photo of a couple kissing on the beach as they fit into a photo frame

rockstar family

Photo by SharonaGott

Don’t forget to bring toys for kids! They can enjoy playing with their favorite toy and they’ll love the photoshoot.

It’s also fun to look back after many years to remember what your kids loved playing with.

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Photo by amrufm

The most important thing is to relax and have fun with your photographer!

How about capturing your family trip to Japan?

Book a vacation photo with KoKoRoGraphy today!