If you've opened this blog that means you have a session coming up and you have no clue what to wear.
I really hope these tips will help you decide on an outfit for you & your family for your upcoming session.
These are just suggestions, however they are made with your best interest in mind!
If you've ever heard anyone make a statement "clothes make the portrait" then you could be in panic mode.
DON'T WORRY! By the end of this blog we will find something that flatters you and helps you look & feel your best!
"SO WHAT DO I WEAR?"
Consider coordinating (2-3 colors) over matching!! We all love wedding photos because the clothes, flowers & accessories are all coordinating and go so well together. If you're really stumped the paint section at the hardware store is a great place to go. No seriously, they have pre-planned swatches for room colors that will give you great ideas to coordinate outfits :)
Speaking of room colors, Look at your décor. Do you like bright colors? Neutrals? If you're looking to print these photos and hang them on the walls do you want the photos to go with the color scheme of your home?
(just something to think about)
Outfits; consider a solid colored outfit that is a bit subdued so that you are the subject, not your clothes. Which means avoiding bright reds, yellows & oranges. They could make you look larger and stand out.
If you're a HUGE texture/pattern fan then adding texture in accessories such as scarves, belts or ties would add a nice pop of color (assuming it's coordinating)
Please avoid all black or all white. Believe me I love wearing black as much as the next person. Especially since "black is slimming" however a lot of details are lost in black & white clothes which could create an image to be over or underexposed.
For the children look for clothing collections. I've been told some stores typically have color coordinating collections. That makes it easier on you to purchase clothes for all the children from one store knowing their clothes will coordinate. Please say no to characters. No matter how much the kids love minions(or whatever the fad is these days) you may want to skip it for the sake of the family photo because the shirt can be pretty distracting. If it's a HUGE issue bring the shirt and let the kid change after a couple poses :)
For your top choose one with sleeves at least to the elbow or wrist and (ladies) be mindful of the length of your dress so you're comfortable in seated positions.
Please choose dark socks/footwear. Nothing sticks out worse than a pair of white socks or shoes!!!
I always suggest doing hair the way you'd normally do it. We want you to look like YOU for your photos!
If you're planning on getting it cut schedule it a week or two weeks ahead of your planned session.
The ultimate goal here is CLASSIC -> We don't just want images to look nice we want them be timeless.
Other than that just smile, relax and have fun! You will never be more beautiful then when you're with your family laughing & having a good time.