What to Wear to your Family Session
What to wear Outfit and Inspiration Guide
What To Wear: Choosing attire for a photo session is a bit more complex than pulling a few favorites from the depths of your closet. Why? Things that look great in person, don't always translate on camera. And let's be real here... Professional photos? They're an investment! You don't want to leave your outfit to chance. The goal is to find a style that's authentic to your family, but feels special at the same time.
A good tip is to start with mom first then accessorize everyone else to coordinate.
Wardrobe should be comfortable and reflect who you are. Your outfits should be cohesive not "matchy-matchy." If you like the coordinated look then have a color that runs through everyones outfit or a theme of color. Summer pictures should reflect the season as well as fall and spring. Add a variety of subtle patterns. They say that variety is the spice of life right?
To add depth and interest to your photos, create dimension by having primarily solids with a few coordinating subtle patterns and textures. Patterns are great in small doses and add a lot of your photo. Avoid bold, large prints that can distract from the photo though. You want your family photos to be about you and not merely your outfits.
Layers are another way to add variety with cardigans, shawls, scarves, etc.Dress for the weather!You might have the perfect outfit on, but if you’re freezing or sweating to death, a family photo session can quickly unravel. Layering is the perfect solution for those chilly evenings or sweltering August days!
Remember, little ones get cold more quickly than adults when temperatures are low, so pack a cardigan or sweater for them. Cold kiddos = sad photos...keep those kids warm!
One site I love to refer clients to is Mademoiselle Clothing. It's great for beautiful and textured dresses. As well as Some of our favorite places to shop for children's clothes are Zara, Baby Gap, Purl Lamb, Abercrombie and Janie and Jack. Anthropologie, Free People, Express, Spool 72, Banana Republic, Abercrombie and Fitch, Rachel Pally and American Eagle make great options for adults and older children.
See my PINTEREST board for some ideas