So you’ve made the call, set up an appointment, paid the deposit, and gotten super excited for your custom photography session (yay!). You’re ready to have some new photos of your perfect little family, but suddenly a scary thought hits you: what do I wear ?! Dun dun dun (cue creepy music)

Getting photos done is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable experience for you and your family. But all too often it can turn into a cry-fest (you and the kids depending on what’s happening!) because we get so stressed out about the details!
I want to take a few minutes to go over some clothing suggestions for your photo shoot as far as what I think works (and what may not work quite as well 😉 )




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What Do I Wear for Photos?!



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It can be tempting to stick with something neutral for your photos, like white shirts and blue jeans, but I would really encourage you: step outside the box! Don’t be afraid to add bright, vibrant colors to your wardrobe selection! Personally, I love it when the family chooses one color and everyone wears various shades of that color. Or stepping completely outside of the norm and wearing pink and orange to a park location (the family that did this pulled it off SO WELL!!!)


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2) Details

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Pay attention to the details: scarves, hats, shoes, jewelry… these all play a part in making you “look” come together. However, keep in mind that sometime, less is more. Wearing that fun, funky hair clip for the session is awesome, but you don’t want to overpower yourself with accessories because the details can become distracting.




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3) Style

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When choosing a dress code for your session, make sure everyone is on the same page. If someone is wearing a dressy outfit and another person is wearing a tee shirt, it really isn’t going  to go together. When it comes to clothing options, there is no rule as to whether you should be dressy or casual. It’s all about the look you want and the location you choose for your session.



4) Comfort


Probably the most important thing I can impart to you: wear what you know you look good in! This is especially important because the way you feel about yourself in a particular outfit will come through in the images. This is true for kids as well as adults! Moms: how many times have you had to fight tooth and nail to get your little one dressed in something they didn’t want to wear, only to have them sulk about it for a while afterwards?
Make sure to wear clothes that are fitted, but not too snug. When clothing is a little too tight, it can show off bulges that you would rather keep hidden!


These are just a few suggestions, I hope you got some great take-away’s from today’s blog post! While it can seem daunting to pick out clothing for a photo shoot, just remember that the next time you are faced with the question, what do I wear, you have many options! And your choices are only limited by your imagination!

All the fun photos in today’s post were taken from Pinterest, I’d love to have you check out my Pinterest page to see what I’m loving for Spring 2013 as well as full photo credits to their respective creators 🙂