Figuring out what you alone should wear to a photo session can be a struggle! Then add in a few kiddos and your partner… this might make it a little more stressful. Here are some tips to help you figure out what to wear before your family session.
- Wear what you love! Choose one outfit you love and then build off of that for everyone else.
- I’m all about comfort; wear something you feel good in! I don’t want you to have to think about what you’re wearing while I’m photographing you. I want you to focus on spending time with your family.
- Choose 2-3 colors that work well together. Jewel tones are usually a great choice (Burgundy, dark blue, deep purple or forest green). Navy blues are always a safe and lovely choice to wear during a photo session. Ask yourself: What is your favorite color? What colors are primarily in your home? When you think about hanging images from your session on your wall, what colors would work well?
- Add a little pattern! Maybe your daughter has on a floral pattern dress. I think thin stripes are fun as well. And of course plaid is an easy pattern to throw in with some solid choices.
- Try to stay away from all bright white. This is a personal preference when I look at photos of people. When there is a white dress/shirt or pants, my eye goes right to the white piece of clothing.
- Think about the location we’ll be photographing at. What colors will work well with the background?
- If we aren’t at your home, bring water and snacks. It’s always great to take a little break. I’m there to document it all. If you do bring a snack, keep it as clean and simple and possible. For instance, Cheetos would not be a great choice.
PARENTS, THESE TIPS ARE FOR YOU:
- Pockets could be helpful for tiny rewards! I had a parent keep Skittles in a plastic baggy in her pocket for when her kids smiled for the camera.
- Will your child be distracted if you wear a necklace? It could be fun but it could also be an annoyance for you.
- Try to leave your phone in your bag or car so the outline doesn’t show in your pocket.
- Think about your child’s personality. Will they be distracted by something they’re wearing? If your daughter is wearing a dress with no shorts or pants, will her dress be above her waist?
- Shoes. This is personal preference and it depends on where we’re taking the photos.
More importantly, BE YOU! I want to document your family as you are, having fun together.