What to Wear

I am frequently asked what to wear to a photo session and I’m happy to provide whatever feedback I can!  What you wear not only reflects who you are, but it also affects the mood of the photo.  Please don’t feel like you need to go buy new outfits.  What you have in your closet now is the best way to reflect who you are as an individual or a family at this time in your lives.

I’ve put together some tips to help you, contact me if you have any questions.  You can also check out my What to Wear Pinterest Board

1.  Coordinate outfits without looking too “matchy”.  Avoid wearing same colors (no all white) and instead, find a color palette you love and piece together items from that palette that are complimentary to one another.

2.  What does your living room like?  Chances are that the colors in your home are a good place to start.

3.  Add accessories to pump up an un-inspiring ensemble.  A hat, scarf, or chunky necklace can give a lackluster outfit from your existing closet just the right amount of punch.  Bright hues in small doses are fantastic.

4.  Keep patterns to a minimum, if you would like to include them in a family photo, choose one person to have them and use solids on the rest.

5.  Wear clothes that are fashionable and functional, especially on kids who will just get discouraged trying to move around in uncomfortable clothes.

6. Layering always looks great in photos!  Think jackets, tights, or undershirts with cardigans for the spring/summer.

7.  Stay away from tiny prints and patterns because they don’t show up on photos.  Big stripes, polkadots, and other graphic patterns look great.

8.   Solid color shoes and boots are always best.

9.  Sleeveless shirts, high necklines, turtlenecks and clothes with logos/writing on them don’t provide timeless looks like more traditional clothing choices will.

10.   Email me a phone snapshot of your choices.  I’m here to help and more than happy to provide feedback about styling your session.

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