We get a lot of questions from clients asking what they should wear for photos, so we put together a list of some tips to help make planning your outfits a little bit easier!
Coordinate colors without all wearing the same thing
Pick a set of colors that go together well and choose clothes that will fit in with that color scheme. Choose 1 to 3 colors with similar tones that compliment you best. Keep in mind that it's okay to add a pop of color or simple pattern, but try to keep it simple! Less is more, and when we start adding too much, things can start to look disorganized. Make sure you coordinate the colors to look like everyone belongs together!
Here is an example of a nicely coordinated group:
Look at your home decor
Look at the style of your house. Do you have neutrals, bright colors, or a modern theme? You will probably be hanging some of these photos in your house so try to make sure the clothes go with the colors of your house.
Wear something that compliments your lady! Make sure you match her style and type of clothing. Layering is always nice, or a button down top with the sleeves rolled up casually. Don't forget about your footwear... dark socks are necessary! White will stick out like a sore thumb!
Try to wear clothes that are especially flattering to your figure, such as a flowing top or loose fitting dress. Avoid anything too tight fitting! To keep the attention on your face instead of your arms or legs choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow, or pants or a skirt at least to the knee. Wear a top and bottom that is in a similar color scheme; having white on top and black on bottom will make you look bigger on top, and viseversa.
Look for clothing collections. Places like Gymboree and Gap usually sell clothes in a collection. You can find a few variations of styles and colors that all coordinate. Think about the location of the photos... if we are headed for a day at the beach make sure to dress them appropriately. Kids in fancy white dresses and the beach don't typically go well together! ;) Below are some examples of collections from Gymboree.
Accessories, Hair, and Make-Up
Try to keep accessories, hair and make up simple! Now don't get us wrong, we LOVE props... a patterned tie for the girl to grab, or a fun hat or necklace for the little kids to play with! What we want to try to avoid is anything that will be distracting and take the focus off of YOU! Match your hair to the outfit that you are wearing.... if you decide to go with jeans and a sweater style your hair as you normally would for that outfit.
We want these photos to be all about you! Choose something comfortable that best represents your personality and style and you can not go wrong! Remember, keep the focus on YOU!
If you need any help or information from us regarding what to wear, just shoot us an email and we would be glad to help!