Style 101 for Family Photo Sessions
Congratulations! You have booked your family photos but now are faced with the age old question...
"what do I wear?"
Don't stress! I'm here to help you select outfits for your family members, that will look incredible in your images!
Here are some rules to follow when selecting clothing...
1. NOT ALL THE SAME
Please don't all come wearing blue jeans and a white shirt :) That was awesome in the 90's but there are so many better options now. Start by thinking SIMPLE and NEUTRAL.
2. NO WORDS/CHARACTERS/LOGOS
Words, characters and logos on your clothing is so distracting in your images. You want your eyes to be drawn towards your faces and the emotion in the image... not to your clothing. Select items with either solid colours or simple patterns.
3. SELECT 3-5 COLOURS AND STICK WITH THEM
By creating a colour palette for your outfits it ensures that everyones clothing will go well together, without being exactly matchy-matchy.
4. THINK VARIETY
Let your family members choose styles that suit their personalities. One may want a dress, another a vest. They pick style, you make sure it fits the colour palette you've chosen.
Don't forget about accessories. That means jewellery, hats, toques, boots, SHOES, shawls (no baseball hats). This upcoming season is FALL so add on those layers. Of course the weather in September could be anything from Summer-Winter so that can be hard to prepare for. Plan outfits with layers that can be adjusted based on the weather on the day of your shoot.
I have complied a comprehensive Pinterest Board of ideas you can use for your upcoming session. You can check out all the links here! Remember you don't have to go out and buy everything new. Find things you already have that work together. Just make sure they are all cleaned, ironed and ready to go the day before your session (I don't edit out wrinkles). You don't want to be running around finding last minute, dirty clothing pieces while trying to make your appointment time.
****DON'T ORDER ONLINE****
Shipping right now is so unreliable. Your clothing pieces likely will not arrive in time for your session date. Go to the store and buy in-person so you aren't stuck with nothing.
I'm so excited to meet you! To capture your family memories that will bring you joy for a life-time.
If you are interested in booking a family session this year you need to reach out right away. Outdoor sessions are only available until the end of September and won't start again until next June 2021.