Deciding what to wear for your session can seem a difficult task, but here are some tips I hope help simplify your decision!
- It is highly recommended to avoid collars on babies younger than 9 months. Collars never lay properly in the soft, short, chubby necks of babes and seem to swallow them up. If possible, choose a simple outfit so your sweet baby can be the center of attention!
- Keep in mind these images will be displayed in your home and should reflect who you and your family truly are! Gone are the days of matching outfits (Unless you all match each other every day! ;D) and suits in a home. Be comfortable. Dress as you live, just spruce it up a bit!
- What colors look good on your subjects? Pale colors make me look like I have the flu! Be sure to compliment your subjects’ skin tone!
- Always avoid large logos and words on clothing, but always wear textures. This is so important. Plain button down shirts and khaki pants create a stale image. Layer clothing. Add accessories. Scarves, hats, vests, jackets, jewelry all add visual interest while drawing the eye to the subject. Help your images draw viewers in with texture, texture, texture!
- Groups photograph best in coordinating colors and tones. For example; all pastels, or all jewel tones. There is no need to have everyone matching exactly as long as the colors work well together and patterns are kept to a minimum. This does not mean go without textures! Tone on tone is wonderful. Accessories and layers still apply here. Keep the eye flowing and the image interseting with textures.
- HAVE FUN! Look at these cute examples for your baby, child, teen and family sessions:
Here is are some ideas for a family session, showing texture, texture, texture!
Great sites to browse for examples of fun and textural clothing:
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