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
I have tons of dress options for ladies and kids in my client closet you are welcome to borrow for your session! Have a look and see if there is something you like!
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.
Need some shopping recommendations?
Let me know your sizes and I can send some direct links to articles of clothing I think would work great for you and yours!
Want my two cents?
Send me a message with photos of outfit pieces/combinations you're considering and I'm happy to give you my thoughts/suggestions!!