Selecting clothes for your session can be tricky and stressful so be sure to plan ahead, start thinking about it as soon as you confirm your booking date. The last thing you want to do is be stressed about getting outfits for your session the day before. We want your session to go smoothly. I am always available to help if you have any questions. You are also welcome to email, or text me pictures and I am more than happy offering suggestions.
Here are a few things to consider when it comes to choosing clothes for your photography session:
*Think about your home color scheme. do you like bold bright colors, or are you drawn to neutrals? Your images will become artwork for your home so you want to make sure to coordinate the colors of your clothes with your home decor.
*Don’t wear shirts that have logos, cartoon characters, or crazy graphics on them. Thin stripes do not photograph well. Though we all love characters, this is the time to say no to our favorite Woody Tshirt.
*Solid colors photograph best. Of course, throwing in some stripes, plaid, argyle is okay and I would encourage it. BUT, you also want to offset the patterns with solids. Neutrals always look good on any skin tone and any season. Feeling adventurous? throw in some color and some texture, they photograph well and will give a nice pop of color.
*Coordinate, but please, don’t be matchy matchy. This means choose 2-3 colors you are going to work with and build from there. DO NOT show up wearing all white shirts and jeans or all black, trust me on this. Tip: when shopping for clothes for children, look for color coordinating collections, this makes it easier to shop for all in one stop. Stores like the Gap, Children’s Place, are good places to start.
*For seniors, bring 2-4 outfits. One should be casual (think jeans or shorts with a loose flowy shirt or a tank top and jean jacket), one should be a little dressier (think maxi skirt with a top or a flowy dress…I like flowy shirts/dresses) and the other outfits can be a mix of the two. Feel free to bring several pieces from your closet that go together and we’ll go through them to choose what looks best. If your senior is any sport or in cheer, you are welcome to bring their uniform as well. We will discuss this more during our pre-consultation meeting.
*Accessorize- Think about how your shoes, belt and jewelry are going to help tie everything in together! Scarves area great way to add texture. Don’t forget your kiddos too. Bowties and hats look great on children.
*Pets- you are welcome to bring to your dog to the session, there are lots of cute leashes and bowties for your furry friends if you like that. If you plan on bringing your furry friend, let me know in advance for pet prep.
Here is a link to my pinterest page “what to wear” with lots of ideas to get you started.