One of the most common questions I receive when my clients have booked their photo session is, "I have no clue on what we are going to wear". Here are a few helpful hints to prepare you and your loved ones so you feel confident and feel like "you got this" when you walk into your photography session.

Your photo session is an event, therefore it's a great idea to dress for the event.

 

Tips for the Girls

DRESSES

move in the wind

shape your body

comfortable

long flowy dresses

DETAILS

hats

jackets

belts

scarves

jewelry

SHOES

boots

sandals

flats

casual smart

TOPS

(when wearing jeans)

cami

cardi's

texture & layer

 

Tips for the Boys

TOPS

button up shirts

knits

polos

casual tees

DETAILS

beanies

jackets

belts

SHOES

casual smart

lace up boots

canvas

BOTTOMS

jeans

chinos

chino shorts

denim shorts

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It's important to wear what you feel comfortable and feel your best in.  If you feel confident that you look good, this will show through your photos and you won't focus so much on adjusting your skirt or hitching up your top to cover maybe a little too much cleavage, more that you were hoping to show.

Dresses, maxi skirts with a cute frilled top or jeans with a cami and blazer, jacket or cardi can look quite cute also.  Remembering texture and layering.

Think hats, earrings, necklaces, scarves, ribbons to add to your outfit

TIPS and HINTS...

If your little girl tries on the dress and does a twirl, chances are she will do it in your photoshoot.

Outfit choices that move in your photo session bring warmth, emotion, and tell a story.  Think about this also when it comes to how you wear your hair.

What to wear.....

- Do wear complimentary colour tones, mix and match patterns with solid colours

- Keep in mind what colours best reflect you

- Think about your location and what tones best suit that space

- Twirl dresses for girls

- Patterns that aren't overwhelming

- Shoes that blend

- Accessories to finish off your look

- Dress to compliment each other, but not matchy matchy.  

Tip:  Lay your clothing on your bed and see that all your outfits compliment each others

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Things to avoid.....

  • Large logos, think Nike, Spiderman, Disney licensed etc

  • Bright/Fluro colours

  • Runners

  • Everyone wearing jeans

  • Short dresses for women

  • Fluro laces in shoes

  • Phones in pockets

  • Watches that don't compliment your outfit

  • Hair ties on your wrist

  • Sunglasses during your photosession

  • Oversized loose fitting dresses or tops

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Shirts/tops and dresses that have no shape will not "hide" what you want hidden.  In actual fact, it can do the opposite, so wear something that gives you shape.

Large logos, busy colours, fluros, Disney dresses and runners draw attention and will be the first thing you see in your photo rather than the moment itself.  Fluro laces or socks will do the same. 

Leave those items for home time.....

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HELPFUL TIPS

  •  Have 4 main colours

  • Have at least 1 solid colour for every pattern

  • Have fun with it!  Pick a style that suits you and your family and run with it!! 

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Movement

Flowy and light

PATTERns

Stripes, spots, checked
 

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texture

lace, embroidery, ruffles, accessories

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Neutrals

simple, solid, natural