What to Wear?

| What to Wear? |


A few tips to help you get started:

  • First of all, wear clothing that you are comfortable in! Try on what you are planning to wear for the shoot ahead of time to make sure that you are pleased with the way it fits you. Uncomfortable clothes will make it much harder for you to just be YOU in front of the camera!

  • Try to stick with solid and neutral colors.  Unless it's at a minimal, too-busy patterns and large words might steer the focus away from your face - the most important part of a portrait!

  • Choose tones that go well with your skin and hair color. For example, if you have a paler complexion -  pick warmer colors. And vise versa.

  • Consider the weather, and dress accordingly.  Warm clothes for the colder season, and cooler clothes for the warm months.  If planning a session in the late fall-early spring, it's also a good idea to bring along some coats for wearing in-between locations, etc.!

  • For families/group photos, keep to a just few colors (no more than about 3 or 4), and make sure that they go well together. Most of the time, it's best not to have everyone identically matched--putting everyone in white shirts, for instance--as this tends to make everyone in the photo blend together too much.  An easy way to find coordinating outfits for an entire family is to start with 1-3 matching (even patterned) outfits that you just love, and then build all other outfits off of that using same colors.

  • Have fun!  Find whatever fits your/your family's style and personalities, and go with it.  Don't stress too much about the clothing aspect of the shoot... it's most important that your kiddos are comfortable and game for lots of smiles and family hugs!

  • Quick side note to the ladies!  Especially when having a photo taken, I personally like to avoid low-cut, tight tops, and real short dresses/skirts/shorts. Being more covered can actually result in a more flattering portrait, and there's no need to worry about/pull and tug on annoying clothing pieces throughout the shoot (ugh!).  Posing will be easier and more comfortable, and the attention will be directed to the expressions and smiles on our faces!