What to Wear

What you wear for your session is the single most important consideration that impacts the overall look and feel of your images, second only to your choice of photographer.

Depending on your personal style, you may wish to create something truly unique, investing in some trendy, cutting edge clothing for your family for a fashion layout look from a magazine. Whether you dress up, dress down, or get totally funky, it is important that every family member finds their style

Does your daughter prefer pants instead of dresses? Does your son like to wear button down shirts over an untucked T-shirt? Appearing in the same image doesn’t mean you have to wear the same outfits. While we’ve all seen the images of families together on a beach in a white shirt and khakis (and those images have their place), it is also important to showcase your individual styles and personalities through the clothing you select. Try coordinating without overly matching.

For example, if you decide on a top in navy and coral, your husband may choose a solid blue shirt that picks up the blue from your outfit. You could then opt for something coral (or a complementary shade) for your son. Matching one another in terms of formality and the style of dress means dad shouldn’t show up in a tie and jacket while the kids wear jeans and T-shirts. And should you decide to go for a beach look, matching in style without wearing the exact clothes will make for perfect portraits.

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What to wear