One of my favorite parts about a photography session is the fact that you have the chance to design your session as you wish it to be. You may choose the location, the colors, the clothing, the style and feel of your session! Let's talk about your outfit choices today. Below are a few pointers on how to choose. Happy dreaming!!
Choosing an outfit has a lot to do with, where your dream session takes place and where you want to display your pictures. Some prefer downtown trendy; casual, park setting, while others prefer a classy elegance in their own living room. Not sure how to pick a style? Where do you wish to display the images in your home? Does your little girl’s room have pinks and greens in it? A flower garden will turn out with portraits that tie in perfectly. Do you wish for a large family portrait to hang over your fireplace in the living room? Perhaps choosing rocks by the beach or a beautiful spot in the park would tie in nicely. Imagine how you want it to look, and how that look incorporates with your style and home.
Clothing choices are notoriously difficult and amazingly fun at the same time. When accessories, colors and family members all tie in together, the looks pops and is stunning against the backdrop you’ve chosen. However, when family members do not have clothing on that coincides with one another, such as one extremely bright & noisy pattern, or drab colors, the look can be disappointing. Here are some tips for clothing choices.
- Accessorize! The more accessories the better, because we can always remove them. Think two to three good, solid base colors, and build with pops of colors in the accessories. If you like my airy look, you should definitely stick to nude colors, no heavy patterns and lots of organic, lace materials. Scarves, belts, jewelry, hats and headbands are all excellent ideas of accessories. ETSY.COM is a fabulous resource for homemade accessories for your images. DESIGN-SEEDS.COM is a fabulous website if you need more guidance in matching colors.
- Watch the patterns. Choose one or sometimes two patterns, depending on how many family members are in the images, and remain firm on those patterns. Another great way of choosing patterns, is for dad to be wearing a patterned shirt, and mom in the same, or similar patterned scarf. From there add the accessories to tie in all the colors! As a rule of thumb, however, avoid patterns that are too garish or busy. Please avoid logos\ prints especially on little kid's shirts. Keep it as neutral as you can, we want to love the pictures today and in 30 years from now.
- Enjoy your picks. If you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes, you won’t look comfortable in your portraits. Make sure you and the rest of your family feel comfy and happy in what you're wearing.
Please be inspired by my style boards on PINTEREST.
I’m always here for you! Please contact me, if you need any help with your styling. Spam me with pictures of outfit ideas and questions. I help many clients with the details, so they can look back at their portraits for years to come, and be absolutely thrilled with the results.