What To Wear

What you wear is key for a successful session. Clothing complements who you are as a family, speaks to the environment in which the session is taking place, and coordinates with the home where final images will be displayed. Your style should be as unique as your family, so we’ve put together some clothing advice for a creative, comfortable session.

For the whole family

Be sure to plan your outfits completely a few days before your session. Here are some general rules of the road for making picture-perfect fashion decisions:

  • Choose a palette of 3-4 colors and mix it up, including both pants and dresses. You want a cohesive feel, but without being overly ‘matchy-matchy’. 
  • Picture a page in a clothing catalog where everyone coordinates, but nobody stands out more than the rest.
  • Stay away from having logos or wild patterns on your clothes,. Think of where you will be displaying your photographs.
  • Generally, sleeveless shirts and shorts on adults tend not to flatter, but layered clothing is fabulous.
  • Arrange your outfits ahead of time on a big bed, including accessories. 
  • Make sure all clothes are clean and pressed and on hangers a few days before your session.
  • Remember, shoes must be clean and stylish, too.
 
 

Babies and Kids

Newborns are sweet, sleepy bundles; keep things simple.

choose:

solid onesies, simple cloth diapers or diaper
covers, and plain swaddling blankets 
knitted caps, which are adorable for a few images
a few special/classic props, like heirloom silver rattles 
extra blankets for variety

avoid:

grown-up clothes, with collars and buttons
socks, shoes, or big bows

Babies and Kids can be bolder with color and style.

choose:

to show off their fun style with layered clothing
nonfussy, casual clothes to keep kids comfortable and for natural expressions of their real personalities
fitted clothes

avoid:

big bows, any sort of makeup or hairspray
baggy clothes

IT'S TIME FOR A STYLE QUIZ!

Remember which clothing to choose for the best session ever? If not, don’t despair. We’ll share what to wear.



WEAR

a simple color scheme
layered looks
stylish shoes
a week old haircut
manicured/trimmed nails
simple accessories
glare-free eyeglasses
a squeaky-cleaned face
(kids and babies)

DON'T DARE

loud patterns
wrinkled clothes
big white leather sneakers
a new haircut
distracting jewelry
sunglasses
sunburns
over think it! let’s have fun

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