Vacations can be once in a lifetime opportunities and outfit planning can really help with capturing your memories. With social media sharing, I love how travel photography has become a creative hobby for many.
I’m already saving up for my next adventure. Since Ireland and France, I’ve noticed wardrobe planning is a huge part of getting the picture perfect vacation photo. Here are my tips –
Pack like a stylist
Think like a photographer
Pose like a model
1 / Pack like a Stylist – Pack bright colors
I primarily wear neutrals, white, blues and that’s about it. I knew Thailand would be colorful so the day before I left to Thailand I went to Macy’s to find some additional, bright and fun pieces.
Lightweight dresses are my favorite things to pack – look for colors and remember, you’re on vacation so you can dress up more and have fun with your fashion choices.
2 / Think like a photographer – Look for the backdrops
Get up early to get that backdrop view uninterrupted. It helps to travel with a a patient and willing friend or husband who understand and values travel photos. I would take a photo of Rachel first, compose my shot and settings, then showed her so she could capture the same shot.
3 / Have fun with posing
I know we aren’t all models, and I have to admit even I draw a blank when it comes to posting. Hold your hat, buy that coconut because you really think it’d be a great prop for your photos in addition to your crazy hot day. Get a henna tattoo! Just have fun and be in the moment, you can’t go wrong. Be in action, like you’re running into the water, it adds personality!
My heart melted when I held this slow loris!
Never underestimate the back of your head just enjoying the view. Peace.
Additional tips –
Pack a slip (or two) – since most dresses can be sheer, and if it’s hot, your skin won’t stick to your clothing. Modesty is hottesty. Half slips are great, see here and here. I pack a black and a white.
Pack the right undergarments – strapless lightweight bras (like this, and this)
These images from Bethany and Paul’s maternity shoot at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North are worth revisiting – as some of these shots can now be seen for a new Hello Baby Package, a Babymoon retreat for parents who are expecting!
Upon arrival to the resort, guests are treated to a monogrammed baby onesie for a keepsake, chocolate desert, and later enjoy an ice cream sundae in Proof, an American canteen. Guests also receive a $100 credit for every two consecutive nights to use for the spa, or dining at Talavera.