People often ask me what to wear to a photo shoot so I created a list of 5 simple tips to help us both make sure your photos are styled to your liking.
1. Pick out clothing for the pickiest person first.
We all have that one person in the family, you know who I am talking about. The one who is hardest to dress and has a lot of opinions on what is acceptable for them to wear. Dressing this person first gets the tough part out of the way and allows you to coordinate colors to their outfit; however vibrant it may be (which brings me to tips number two and three).
2. One bold pattern per 3 people is a good rule of thumb.
This helps eliminate the possibility of your family photos appearing as though you all just arrived from a Jimmy Buffett concert. Although color is a good thing, we don't want your pictures to be too busy.
3. Neons are not your friend.
Reflectives should only be worn for safety, not for portraits. We want your faces and emotions to be the star of the photos, not your clothing.
4. After everything is chosen, lay the outfits out together.
Putting everyones' clothes on the bed (maybe even snapping a picture of them and sending it to me) will allow us to see if everything visually coordinates.
5. Feel free to ask me my opinions.
I welcome you to text/email me pictures of clothing or questions. Since I am familiar with lighting, placement, etc, I know typically what works. That is why you hired me! I'd much rather answer questions before a shoot than have you displeased with photos later. Also, please feel free to browse my gallery for styles that you like.
HERE IS MY PINTEREST BOARD for color ideas.
HERE IS MY PINTEREST BOARD for maternity clothes ideas.