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Photoshoot Clothing Ideas for Summer: A Visual Guide

Photoshoot clothing ideas for summer:

Here at Cherrie Coutts Photography, one of the most common questions I get from clients is what to wear on a photoshoot. Normally, I would send a descriptive email explaining photoshoot clothing ideas, but as I am a visual person I thought it best to actually create a visual guide for people to take in.

Summer can be a very fickle time, and even in the city there can be many locations where you’ll see people sun chasing with a glass of Rose wine. Summer in Stockholm is like visiting a different country as the whole city comes alive to bask in what little sun we actually get.

I always ask couples to try and match each other a little bit, or even better, try and match the location of their photoshoot to some extent. This isn’t to say you need to go and dress like you’re spending the day at the beach, but being aware of colours can be very beneficial. And not just the colours of your surroundings, but each other’s colours as well.

Weather you’re a fan of Pumps or of Converse, it all works as long as it’s your style. You don’t need to go out and buy a special outfit for the occasion at all, but some couples definitely like to do just that. Either way, paying attention to complimenting colours and textures actually helps you to compliment each other and create a really great matching….. but not TOO matching…. set of outfits.

Below you can see some Photoshoot clothing ideas that have worked really well for some of my couples during the Summer months, both in Stockholm and abroad. As you can see, some couples chose to be very formal, while others opted for a more casual approach, but in each case, they are either matching each other or their surroundings or even both. For more examples of photoshoot clothing ideas you can visit my galleries and view full photoshoots on

Photoshoot clothing ideas for summer

Photoshoot clothing ideas for summer

  • Katie - June 12, 2015 - 16:22

    Great and informative post! I think lots of people will find this very helpful. It can be so stressful trying to decide what to wear for your photo shoot but it doesn’t have to be!ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 12, 2015 - 16:56

      It’s amazing how hard it can be to pick something out, too!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - June 12, 2015 - 16:28

    What a great guide for summer photo sessions! Love the “what to wear” examples you shared!ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 12, 2015 - 16:57

      Thanks, Corey!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - June 12, 2015 - 16:47

    I love summer portrait sessions. It is great to have a what to wear ( and not wear) guide!ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 12, 2015 - 16:57

      Definitely! I think everyone wants to feel a little pampered, too.ReplyCancel

  • Mary S. - June 12, 2015 - 16:49

    Great info for you clients in Stockholm!

    I love that middle photo in the field and their clothing choices!ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 12, 2015 - 16:58

      Aren’t they just so stylish?!ReplyCancel

  • Wynona - June 12, 2015 - 16:58

    So important and helpful! It’s a big win win for both client and photographer. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 12, 2015 - 17:04

      Agreed. It can make things so much easier. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ana - June 12, 2015 - 17:03

    LOVE the photo with the flowers in the foreground. Beautiful work and very informative post 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 12, 2015 - 17:04

      Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - June 12, 2015 - 17:32

    Thanks for sharing your tips with us.ReplyCancel

  • Robin S - June 12, 2015 - 17:49

    Great information for clients! I am always asked this question, this is on point.ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 12, 2015 - 18:44

      I get asked all the time, too. I’m a visual person so it made sense to show something rather than explaining. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Valentina - June 12, 2015 - 18:39

    Nice collage of images!surely most effective than a list of do and don’t 🙂 I love the colours in the clothesReplyCancel

  • gonzalo Verdeja - June 12, 2015 - 20:13

    Great post with great ideas. I like a lot your photography, you are very talented.ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 13, 2015 - 11:15

      Thanks Gonzalo. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cambridge Weddings by Melissa - June 13, 2015 - 03:23

    This is great info!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Eiban - June 13, 2015 - 04:19

    Oh I love this guide! Great job- beautiful colors!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - June 13, 2015 - 11:16


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