one of the biggest questions I get Asked is...
"what should I wear?"
Advice on what to wear on your photo shoot has changed over the years. No longer are white shirts and jeans on everyone the trend. I am more than happy to discuss your clothing choices, help you narrow down your decision or give you a direction to focus on as well as make sure that your clothing coordinates well with the locations chosen for your photo shoot!
"Styles, like everything else, change.
Style Doesn't. "
Choose Your Style & Palette
Choose Moms outfit first! That will be the base that you coordinate all the other outfits around. Choose outfits that that reflect your families personality, casual or dressy or a mix in between. Pick a palette of 2-3 colors. Let this be your starting place. Think in terms of tones: blue tones, earth tones, neutrals, pastels, etc.
Use Muted Colors
Muted tones look beautiful in a senior picture. When picking patterns, choose smaller ones that won’t pull attention away from the main subjects.When thinking about texture, choose different ones that will give photos some interest such as lace, corduroy, denim, and knits.
One of my favorite “tips” for clothing choices! In the Summer months, this may be more difficult to pull off but during all of the other seasons, definitely layer your outfits. Not only will it provide more visual interest in each photo but it will also allow a lot more variety in your shots and poses. Have a ton of images of yourself in just your dress or cute top and jeans? Throw on a little sweater or jacket and a hat and you have entirely different look.
Fit your style to your location
Always keep your session location in mind when choosing your outfit. If your session is happening in a city setting, dress up a bit with a pair of cute heels and a fancier dress than you’d normally wear to match the bustling vibe of the city. If you’ve selected a more natural environment, choose something a bit more casual such as a maxi dress and opt for casual footwear like flat sandals or boots
Make sure you have given yourself enough time to think about all of the details of your session. Plan ahead so that #1 you can truly think about your photos and everything you want out of the session, #2 you aren’t rushing and stressing out right before your session, and #3 if you have decided to go for a new look for your session or someone gets a bad haircut, you still have time to fix things if you need to.
Accesories & Layers
Accessories and Layers give your photographs that needed punch! They lend pops of color, personality, and interest.
Just be you!
Your family photos should encapsulate this specific season of life and reflect your families personality. Looking back with fondness for years to come should be your top priority!