What do we wear for portraits?

When it comes to portrait photography, clothing plays a large role in the success of the final outcome.  You do not need to have brand new outfits or designer jeans and you don’t need to match each other to a tee. Try picking a few colors and sticking to them for the entire family. Dark jeans or khakis are always a good choice and you can pair it with coordinating colors.  Try to keep each person a little unique but still within the color scheme.

Here are a few simple rules to create a fabulous look…

Make sure that you feel good in your clothing. Your session will include multiple poses, some on the ground, so choose clothing that allows you to move freely. If your outfit feels stiff, your pictures will look stiff.

Don’t forget to accessorize! Chunky & colorful necklaces, scarves and hats can tie everyone together. If the weather permits, add layers! Jackets add texture, which photographs really well.
Choose your outfits around your location. Make sure that your clothing makes sense with your backdrops.
Stripes and plaids don’t always look good together.

Don’t stress…  This is supposed to be fun.

*Newborns look best in their own skin!  Other options include: cloth diapers, solid color or fun patterned swaddle blankets, funky hats and wraps are always a bonus.

*Maternity sessions are very important, as you want to show off that beautiful growing baby.  I recommend form fitting tops or dresses that accentuate your curves.  Fun patterns and textures are always welcome.

*Senior sessions…What in the world are you going to wear? Your wardrobe is basically the voice of your photos…telling your story and bringing out your inner personality! Let me know if you need any suggestions or if you’d like me to critique your choices.  The more planning you do beforehand, the better!

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