So we met. We clicked. You booked! SO exciting! But after the initial excitement wears off you're left wondering "...What do I wear? What does my spouse wear? My kids?!"
It's okay. I got you.
I'm going to give you some tips and examples on how to choose the right outfit for your session. And what's better, If for some reason you get to the end of this blog post and still can't figure it out, Just give me a call and we'll figure it out together!
Pick 3-4 colors that coordinate and dress everyone in a variation there of. Bold Colors and Patterns photograph well, as do Off White & Pastels, depending on the theme you are going for.
Accessorize! but keep it balanced. Minimal accessories with bold clothing or bold accessories with solid clothing.
Footwear is also important! Choose colors & styles that coordinate with your outfit. Brown, Black and Tan are good basic colors, but a bright colored shoe with a monotone outfit also looks great and creates a nice POP in photos!
Don’t be afraid to splurge on hair and makeup, either! What better excuse to pamper yourself than a photo session? The more confident you are in how you look the more relaxed you will be in your photos.
Examples of Coordinating Color Tones
Overwhelmed? Don't be. Really the most important thing out of all of this is make sure that you're comfortable in whatever you're wearing. The better you feel about how you look and the less you have to stress about being too hot or itchy will make for a smooth sailing session.
Extra Tip: Try to avoid the following!
- White clothing or any tone that may wash you out -
- Don’t put everyone in the same outfit. (Ex. All black shirts, same toned jeans, etc.) -
- Don’t wear anything with a big brand logo on it, especially near the face -
- Be careful to not over-accessorize! You don’t want it to distract from yourself or others -
- Make sure to avoid generic flipflops or run down sneakers -