what to wear to your session

Outfit Style Guide

Tips for planning outfits for your session

outfits matter, big time!!

Photo sessions are a special, often momentous event and you should be dressed accordingly! If you get invited to a wedding, you're going to dress the part because it is a nice event right?! Your photo session should be looked at in the same way. It is a special day and outfits are a HUGE part of how your final images will look.

Even if your preferred style is more on the casual and comfortable side, you can still feel comfortable while rocking a well put together outfit!! A flattering maxi dress, trousers with a knit sweater, a button up and cotton henley tee all paired in the right complimenting shades will photograph well while still feeling like yourself. No matter what your personal style is, we can make your entire family's ensemble next-level while staying true to yourselves.

patterns & plaids

If you want to use a pattern/or plaid piece of clothing pick one family member to wear it, and dress the remaining family members in the colours pulled from the plaid pattern. Avoid using multiple

client closet

I have tons of dress options for ladies in my client closet you are welcome to borrow for your session! Have a look and see if there is something you like!

Colour palette

It is best to dress the family in neutral/earth tone colours, allowing your love and connection with each other be the main focus of your photos. Choose 2-4 coordinating colors, either all in neutral tones or add one single shade that is more bold/pops.
Think: white, cream, tan, grey, brown, rust, army green, blush, black.
See below for example colour palettes to use in your families outfits that photograph beautifully.

Also try using a variety of textures/fabric to add another layer of dimension to your outfits! (example: corduroy, knits, muslin/linen, denim, etc.)

!caution! - avoid at all costs

Skip clothing that have noticeable logos or large graphics.
PLEASE avoid completely matching outfits - like everyone wearing buffalo paid or dressed the same blue jeans and white tee. If blue and white is the color scheme you want to go with always try and mix in shades of blue, different white patterns, and neutral textures. Another common mistake is ill or loose fitting dresses or shirts on women. I know I am often guilty of thinking, "the baggier the better" but, that can't be further from the truth when dressing for your photos! Instead consider going for something that is shape defining - shirts that have a tapered waist or flexible fabric and dresses that are cinched at the waist or throw on a belt.

Winter Weather Tips

BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE

If possible, try to avoid wearing bulky coats such as down-filled jackets or sport/snow boarding coats for your session. Instead, dress in as many layers as possible (bust out the long johns, wool socks and fleece sweaters!) and consider wearing a more stylish top layer such as a vest, cardigan, peacoat, jean or leather jacket, sherpa, fleece, knit or flannel.
Add extra warmth by wearing your hats, scarves and mittens! Just keep the same rules as mentioned when choosing their style/colour.

Earthy tones are always a win, they photography so beautifully

Outfit Inspo

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Winter inspo for her: A maxi dress paired with a knit sweater on top, so cute!

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At most choose 3-4 complementing colours to use for the entire fam's wardrobe

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Tip: pick one fam member to wear a pattern + pull colours from it for everyone else

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Use a variety of textures in your clothing

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Example of pairings with "Vera" dress from my client closet!

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tip: search key words like "mens winter outfits" on Pintrest and try to recreate one of the looks you like with items in your closet

Outfit Inspo

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I can't wait for our session together!