What Do I Wear?

Your photography session is coming up, and suddenly you’re faced with a closet full of options – what should you wear?  Here are some ideas to get you started – and if you need some visuals, check out my Pinterest board.

Comfort comes first.

Wear clothes that you’ll be comfortable standing, sitting, and laying down in.  Check out the weather forecast and plan outfits that will keep you warm or cool.  If you’re bringing the kiddos, choose a favorite outfit over a more formal one – they’ll be more comfortable during the session, and they’ll get to show some of their personality through their clothing. If you’re dying to wear those fancy new heels, bring along a pair of sandals to wear in case you end up doing a lot of walking.

Think of the “why.”  

If you want to showcase prints from your session, think of colors to wear that would look good on your walls.  If you’re going to use the photos for holiday cards, think of what colors you’ll want on your cards and dress to match – you may not want a red Christmas card where you’re all dressed in orange.

Avoid future regret. 

Trends come and go, and you don’t want to find yourself staring at that family photo wondering what you were thinking! 

Layers are great.

They add color and depth to a photo.  It's also easy to adjust to the temperature by adding a sweater or layering a shirt over a tank top.  Scarves, shirts over tank tops, jackets, belts, hats, jewelry, and button-up shirts can add quite a lot of personality to a photo.

It’s okay to wear colors.  

White shirts with jeans looks cute, but a little variety really makes a picture pop.  Pick a color family or theme – different shades of white, grey and blue for a beach shoot, or oranges, reds and greys for a fall shoot.  If you’re set on having a certain dress, shirt or piece of jewelry in the photos, start with that and find coordinating colors.  

Solids beat prints.  

This isn’t a golden rule – many prints look great together.  But having too many different prints in a photo can be very distracting.  Try having a couple subtle prints – plaids, stripes, and small polka dots work well with solids (though not all at once).  Try to avoid logos and branding.

The bottom line: be yourself!  These photos are about you and for you – let your personality shine through!

 

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