What to Wear

What to wear

I know it can be overwhelming to know what to have everyone wear for your session. So here are some tips! If you need any other help just ask.

Family Sessions
  • First things first - do not all wear the same thing! It is important to coordinate your clothing but not all match. Choose colors with the same tones and that complement each other, but don't have everyone wearing the same exact color!
  • Stay away from super loud patterns, huge logos/words and charters on children's clothing. Simple patterns and colors are great - even bright colors, but the focus of the photo should always be on the people, not the clothing!
  • Pick the clothes for the hardest person first and then work your way outwards. Let's face it - there is that one person who it is a struggle for but when they are done it is easier to relax!
  • Accessorize! Scarves, belts, ties, jewelry, hats, and fun shoes help pull the whole look together. It is also a great way to add in pops of color without going overboard!
  • Be consistent! This in important in two ways - first, you should all be consistent in your style of clothing. Make sure you all have generally the same level of "fanciness" or "casual-ness" (that makes sense, right?). And lastly, be consistent with who you are as a family. These photos will stay with you for a lifetime, and you want to be able to always look back and remember exactly who you were in that period of time, not wonder what you were thinking with those clothes! Definitely put thought and effort into finding the right outfits, and by all means, have fun, but don't stray too far from your usual style.
For example: The colors for the whole group was grey, black, white, and red accents. (Blue jeans almost always works).  Then when the family was broken into individual families the colors still worked. 

Senior or Individual Sessions
    Having props or things you are interested in are a fun way to add your own special touch to your session.
    Example: Musical instruments, sheet music, camera, bracelets, hats, uniforms, sports equipment, trophies,  if you wonder whether or not to bring it bring it (or ask)...

    Keep in might what you are bringing and don't have them be the same color. If you are bringing lots of busy items then wear solid colors. 
    Wear either bright/bold colors OR muted/mild colors.
    bright- jewel toned colors
    complimentary layers
    functional clothing: if you want to get the most out of your poses, you need to be able to sit, squat, stand, etc comfortably in your outfits
    classic and thin chained jewelry paired with simple earrings
    Nude under garments
    Nude colored or no nail polish
    tailored clothing that accentuates your best assets

    Wardrobe by Skin Tone:
    For Cool skin tones complimentary colors to wear: blues, greens, purples
    For Warm skin tones complimentary colors to wear: khaki, gray, olive green, orange, coral

    What NOT to wear:
    wrinkled and dull clothes
    busy patterns: camo, plaid, etc
    short length skirts, dresses and/or shorts that expose too much when sitting, squatting or bending over
    trendy and chunky jewelry that can draw attention away from your face
    cleavage baring tops
    tight fitting clothing that can accentuate problem areas



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