Choosing outfits for your photo session
may feel like a daunting task,
but it doesn’t have to be!
l have created this “What to Wear Style Guide” to provide you with some tried and true suggestions and tips to ensure you are looking and feeling the most confident and beautiful for your session.
Matching is out- Coordinating is in! Coordinating color is what really brings wardrobe together. Stick to neutral tones, and versions of primary colors. For example, Red (maroon, brick), Yellow (mustard) and Blue (navy, royal). I suggest sticking to three colors total including an accent color. Please avoid large logos,
graphics, characters, and fluorescent colors.
Layer! Layer! Layer!
Layers and accessories add dimension and depth to your photos, and are also a fantastic way to tie in outfits and colors.
Fall/Winter: cardigans, belts, scarves, hats blazers, etc.
Spring/Summer: layer a dress with a cute belt and pendant necklace
Dress for the weather and be flexible. If your child is too cold or hot, he or she won’t be happy. The same goes for mom and dad. Wear what you feel good in! If you aren’t comfortable in what you’ve chosen for pictures, it will show. Also, know your body type and what styles will flatter your figure. Start with one outfit you really like and build from it for everyone else.
Let your Personalities Show!
The most important part of putting together outfits is allowing each personality to shine. Have fun with it!
Looking to buy some new clothing for your session but not sure
where to start?
Here are a few of my favorite places to find unique and camera-ready pieces that can take your photos from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY!
Whatever your price point, I am confident you will find
something that suits your family’s personality and style.
This store has some of the most beautiful clothing with lovely details and textures. Not to miss are the dresses, jackets, and jewelry. This shop is womens’ clothing only.
Zara is one of my favorite stores for children’s clothing. It is a European brand, and you can really see that influence in their kids’ line. Everything is incredibly sweet and timeless. Tysons Corner has a store, and you can also shop online.
This store has really great pieces that are on trend (but not over the top) and will not break the bank. I love this store for outfits for the entire family. This is a great spot for shoes and accessories as well.
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