Here are some ideas of what you can wear to your next family session.
Let's Start With a Colour Pallet
Choosing the colours for your wardrobe will make choosing pieces that much easier. When choosing colours be sure that they would compliment your home and personal style. Keep in mind that ultimately these portatraits will hang on your walls so think of that when creating your families outfit pallet. Bellow are some sample pallet ideas. Feel free to use these or to do your own search on google or Pinterest. You can include a colour in your search you know you would like to use (example search colour pallet with navy blue).
Now That You Have Chosen Your Colours Let's Talk Tips
Be sure to mix up the colours you have chosen between pants, shirts, dresses, cardigans and accessories. For example a burgundy pants or skirt with a scarf that has some burgundy in it for Mom, burgundy shirt or a burgundy sweater on Dad, little girl has on a floral print dress with burgundy accents, burgundy bowtie on a boy, then have another colour and some neutrals added in in the same way.
- Stay away from busy patterns
- No BIG logos, No logos is even better (but a small logo is fine)
- Bring or wear a nude bra and panties if planning on using client closet items
- Try not to be too matchy matchy with everyones outfits (example everyone wearing the same colour shirt and pants). Instead choose a few colours that can repeat in different ways. There are some exceptions to this rule, if you want a sort of monochromatic look like everyone in black or white, there's ways to make that look nice. We can discuss this further once you have booked a session with me.
- If you're unsure what you want your session to look like search Pinterest or Google for maternity photoshoot outfits or ideas to get a better idea of what you like.
- Wrinkly clothes will show up in images. I will do my best to edit it out but keep it in mind before hand.
- Be sure to try on any outfits you are considering and be sure they all fit everyone and are in good condition.
- Stay away from bright colours, they tend to draw the eye away from the people wearing them in portraits.
- Make sure that anything you don't want in a photo isn't showing ;)
- Think about undergarment colours for everyone. Be sure that they don't show through any clothing. (bright underwear under white won't look so good!)
- You know best what you feel beautiful in and how you want your images to look so trust your style and let's get started planning your family's next photoshoot!