"What should we wear?!"
Planning your photo session outfit can often feel a bit overwhelming. Keep the location in mind while you're planning your outfits, and let me know if you have any questions. Also check out my Instagram and Blog for ideas from my past clients!
As a general style guide, I recommend the following tips:
- Stick to the same TONES, but don’t overly match.
- Neutral colors are always good – use 3-4 neutral colours as your base, then use these to coordinate other outfits (i.e. grey, tan, cream, light brown and white)
- Primary colors or versions of them, tend to work well (e.g. yellow/mustard, red/maroon, blue/navy)
- Avoid clashing patterns – patterns can be great, as long as not everyone is wearing them. Florals are beautiful for little girls and women. Stripes and spots can also be great, but stick to one person wearing them
- Avoid logos or writing on clothing
- Textures and layers look great – think layers of a kimono/shawl over a singlet, lacy or textured material, textured beanie on a cold day, scarves and boots, t-shirts and jumpers, jackets and vests. Think about the style of clothes matching location.
- If you don’t know where to start, pick one outfit you really love, and style the rest of the outfits around that
- Make sure you (and everyone) feel comfortable in the clothes
- Show off your personality in your clothes – don’t feel that you need to dress plain if your personality and style is eclectic – you want the photos to represent the real YOU
- Think about your shoes – if you’re wearing a nice dress, pair it with a nice pair of wedges, boots or heels – not old thongs or sneakers
- The most important thing is to feel comfortable in your choices. There is no need to go and buy a new outfit (although it’s always a good excuse if you’re looking for one!)