The number one question I get after booking a session is, “what should we wear?” So I decided to make a brief blog post about the ins and outs of choosing a photo session wardrobe.
- Choose something you’re comfortable in. You don’t want to be tugging or adjusting clothes the entire time we’re together, so choose something that fits well and that you can move in.
- Layer. Layering gives a touch of interest and texture to your wardrobe. In the colder months you could throw a cardigan over your dress, and add a cute belt. For guys button downs over a solid colored v-neck t-shirt are always a good option. In the summer you can “layer” by adding accessories. Flower crowns are one of my favorite outfit additions! Just make sure it’s not so large that it distracts from your beautiful face.
- Choose colors that complement each other. Navy blue is amazing with burgundy and gold tones. Sea foam green looks awesome with mauve and lavendar. Instead of choosing one color for everybody, mix and match by bringing in all sorts of different colors. If you have any questions about what looks good together, send me a message! I’m always happy to help 🙂
- Choose clothes that can stand to get a little wet. I always recommend bringing towels to our session because, chances are, we’ll be on the beach. What fun is the beach if you can’t get wet?? Your littles can probably pass on the designer outfits and wear something from Old Navy or H&M for a lower cost option. That way, if they do get a little dirty, it’s not a huge deal.
- Choose flowy, romantic style dresses. I always love flowy dresses on the beach. Forever 21 has some great options, as does Free People and Modcloth.
- Express your individuality in what you’re wearing. Everyone is different and everyone is beautiful. Let your clothing express that!
- Match. This is probably my number one tip. As stated above, instead of matching, choose colors that complement each other.
- Wear something you’re not used to wearing. If you’ve never worn a strapless dress before, our session is probably not the best place to try it out.
- Let your accessories distract from your face. This can include over sized bows on little girls, chunky statement necklaces, etc. My goal is to capture you as you are. I want your face to be the first thing people see when they look at these photos.
- Wear neon or bright colors. As much as I love vivid reds and bright corals, these colors can actually throw a cast onto your skin, making it appear to be an unnatural color. They can also be very difficult to look at in the finished product. I would recommend wearing jewel tones, pastels, neutrals, or muted tones.
- Wear something with stains or tears. I definitely understand if a shirt gets messy in transit from your location to our session, but try to make sure clothing is stain and wrinkle free.