Top Three Tips on What to Wear to Your Next Photo Session | Sarasota Family Photographer
The goal when deciding what to wear to your session is to ensure the clothing doesn't overpower the faces and emotional connection of your family.
Follow these three simple tips to easily create your family's wardrobe that will show off your personalities and that will stay classic for years to come.
Begin with choosing ONE or TWO base colors.
The base colors are usually solid neutral colors, such as: white, tan, black, navy, gray and denim.
These base colors could be pants, jackets, shorts or dresses throughout the grouping in order to build cohesion. Keep in mind, when deciding on your clothes, short dresses or skirts can be hard to move around in during the session, as we will be walking around, sitting down, laying down, etc.
Therefore, wearing a longer dress/skirt or pants will work the best.
With this in mind, I suggest Mom chooses her clothes first and then coordinate the rest of your family around that.
Choose two to three colors to coordinate throughout the family.
The colors you choose should appear a minimum of three times on three different people.
Think of accessories you could add that would bring in a balance of your colors.
Choosing multiple shades of the same color can be a well-balanced and easy combination.
Clothes to avoid.
It is best to stay away from red and busy patterns. Think coordinating, not matching.
Bold, bright or heavily patterned clothes will "date" an image and cause your portraits to feel out of style after the fads have changed.
Also, avoid logos, thick stripes, loud plaids or large bright flowers for maximum emotional impact in your portrait.
Shoes matter, too. No athletic shoes for portraits.
No need to break the budget. Pull some basics from your closet and add a few new pieces.
Need some ideas and inspiration? Here are some favorite stores where you can find clothes (budget friendly and a little splurge) that will photograph beautifully.
Old Navy - you'll find something for the whole family
Zara - perfect for children (my daughter loves them for her children)
Anthropologie - for moms
Madewell - another good one for moms
Feel free to ask me questions when planning what to wear for your next photoshoot. I'd love to help.