What to wear is one of the biggest decisions to make when having family, senior or any other type of photo sessions done. Everyone wants to look there best and of course they do, the pictures you take will be (hopefully) printed and kept as memories for a very long time. But have no fear, it is not as hard of a decision as you may think. To start off, here are some helpful tips to picking out what to wear for your photo session.
First and foremost, these photographs are all about you and your family. That means they should convey your personality and style preferences. If you’re earthy and casual, stick with that. If you prefer glitz and glam, play it up. It’s important to be yourself during your session, so wear something that reflects you. If you wear something you’d typically never put on, you’ll probably feel uncomfortable. Don’t dress your kids in clothes that are too small or shoes that don’t fit. Most importantly, wear stuff you love, stuff that is comfortable and makes you feel amazing. Comfort and confidence go a long ways and can make or break your session.
With that said, you can still amplify your personal style by playing with colors and textures. Find a nice mix of neutral colors and then add a few pops where you can. It could be an accessory, shoes/boots, a jacket, bold lipstick, or a bright undershirt. Textures are great as well to add a little something extra but be sure not to overdo it. Think ruffles, lace, polka dot rain boots, knit sweaters, faux fur, bring some things to break it up. Don’t be shy! These are your pictures, have fun with them. If you want to wear a prom dress, or have your family dress as superheroes, you go for it!!
Start thinking about what you plan to wear right away. For family sessions look for coordinating colors instead of all matching. Add in patterns, but limit it to a couple people instead of everyone. If you plan to dig out an outfit from the closet, make sure it fits and is clean weeks before. A few nights before your session, lay out all the clothes and accessories you want to bring. Make sure everything is clean, pressed and ironed. Do your hair, wear some makeup but keep it natural for you. It is important to feel good about yourself while remaining who you are.
Feel free to bring multiple accessories to play with throughout your session. Hats, jewelry, shoes, hair barrettes or bands, ties, watches and anything else you can think of. These details can make your session really stand out.
Now just decide on a color (there are just so many good colors) and start picking outfits that represent you and what you love, and let me do the rest 🙂