What do I wear? That's the most asked question by most clients. How do I dress my family, myself, and keep my sanity all at the same time? You relax, and let me take it from here. I've created this guide to not only give you inspiration in finding those perfect outfits, but I have also done all the shopping for you. Throughout this guide, I provide pointers and advice when choosing your ensemble. At the end, you can view what styles are currently owned in my client closet, or view a shopping guide I have personally hand-picked as amazing choices for you and your family.
At any point before your session gets here, you are more than welcome to reach out to me for additional help and advice on outfits!
LET'S START WITH the do's
Layers add dimension and depth to your images. Layer with textures and accessories. Adding items such as a hat, long necklace, or a denim jacket over your dress can really elevate the look of your photos. Avoid graphics on clothing; accessorize instead!
Find what fits!
Purchase clothes that fit your body. It can be tempting to buy kids clothing a little bigger so they'll have room to grow, but for photo sessions it's not the best idea. Avoid looking sloppy by wearing well fitting garments.
Build your wardrobe!
Start with one outfit and build the rest of the family clothing from there. It can be overwhelming trying to choose all the outfits at once, so start small. Momma, find your outfit then coordinate the rest of the family to you!
And now for THe dont's
No to neon colors & graphics!
Very bright colors and big logo prints do not photograph well. Neon colors and large graphics can be very distracting in a photo. Also, think bout the location and backdrop. Think to yourself - what will it be like and what colors will coordinate with the surroundings?
No to matchy matchy!
Matching is out, coordinating is in. Remember, it doesn't have to match, it just has to GO together. Outfits should complement each other, not copy. Individuality does not show when kids are wearing identical outfits. Add interest by wearing different textures and layer.
No to black or white!
To an extent. Wearing solid black or solid white clothing does not show dimension when photographed. Which can make for dull, boring images. That doesn't mean you should avoid black and white altogether. Pair with jeans or add interest with patterns, textures, and other colors.
A few important things:
When it's time for your session, life is made easier when we are fully prepared. It's always a good idea to do a double check:
- Are outfits free of stains and wrinkles?
- Wipe those boogies, crusts, and dirt from the little's faces.
- Remove all items from pockets - including phones and keys.
- Take those hair ties off the wrists!
Ultimately what matters is that we capture the genuine moments between you and your family. Feeling confident in your clothing is the first step to beautiful pictures. I want you to be able to relax, smile, and enjoy the moment. Just. Have. Fun. Yes! The most important of all is creating everlasting memories.