What is one of the main reasons families put off photos you ask? Wardrobe. I cannot tell you how often I hear, "we've never done photos because the thought of planning it was enough to put it off another year."
Deciding what to wear for your session can seem like a huge chore. I get it. But that's also why I'm here to help. It's my job to make you feel 100% confident going into your session and following these simple tips will get you going on the right path. But first, don’t forget to check your closet!
DO- Choose a color scheme based on where you’d like to hang these pictures. Example: If you’re planning on a living room wall display and your living room is decorated in earth tones, choose colors that will coordinate.
DON’T- Match. Leave the jeans and white t-shirts at home and instead choose a color scheme and coordinate.
DO- Layer. The more layers the better. Sweaters, scarves, and jewelry create visual interest and add texture throughout your pictures.
DON’T- Be afraid of patterns. Plaids, polkadot, florals, and stripes can be overwhelming when all paired together but mixing in a few patterns here and there are another great way to add some interest to your images.
DO- Pay attention to your shoes. Shoes matter! A pair of nike sneakers mixed in with cute boots and dress shoes can be an eyesore in your photos. Try to stick with neutral shoes for the whole family.
DON’T- Wear logos. As much as shoes can be an eyesore so can a big logo across a t-shirt. Try to steer clear of sports or brand logos or sayings across the front of your shirt. Again, this takes the attention away from the family and brings the eye right to the t-shirt.
DO-Start with you, mama. Wear what you feel most comfortable in. If you're not a dress fan, pick outfits and colors you feel beautiful in and work around those color schemes. And most importantly, plan for movement and play because my sessions are fun!
Okay one more thing,
DON’T- Over think it! You want your family to look like your family so don’t stress too much about it. Be sure to have fun with it!
Have you scheduled your spring or summer family session yet? Click the contact button and let's get to planning!
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