What to wear?
Planning clothing for your portrait session can seem daunting but no fear we are here to help.
Wear what you feel good in! You want to be comfortable in your clothing, avoid clothing that
is too big or too tight. If you are uncomfortable in your clothes it will show on your face.
• Start with one outfit that you really like and build from there.
• You don’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe. Matching is out and coordinating is in!
Bottoms: This is the easiest place to start and the area that should not be the focus
in your portrait. This is the best place for neutral tones. Examples for pants/skirts/shorts:
Denim, Dark Denim, Gray, Khaki, Brown or Black.
Tops: Focus on one or two general tones to carry out for everyone (Family Session). Choose one or
two colors and feel free to mix up different shades and textures within those one to two colors.
Styles: Layer, Layer, Layer!!! Layers add dimension and depth. Layer with a cute belt, pendant necklace,
cardigans, belts, statement necklaces, scarves, hats & blazers.
- More Clothing Tips -
• Wear what you feel good in!
• Purchase clothes to fit.
• Dress for the weather.
• Steer clear of fluorescents.
• Stay away from wearing a lot of green when having photos taken in grassy/wooded areas.
• Shoes are very important. Don’t be wearing tennis shoes with your dress.
• Show your personality.
- Kid Tips -
When children are part of the session, talk to them about it ahead of time, and have a pretend photo session at home to help them relax and overcome shyness. It’s also a good idea to set your appointment at the time of the day when younger children are well rested.
•Bring your child’s favorite toy.
•Bring an extra change of clothes.
•Let the photographer know about things that make your child laugh.