What to Wear

I booked, now What?

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Dress from head to toe

What do we wear? What outfits will work for my family and me? What will look best in photos? I am happy to help with your wardrobe! The details matter.

Feel free to call me, email me, or text me images while you’re shopping. I want you to love your photos, and I don’t want you to get stressed out shopping for them!

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Don’t be afraid of color!

The colors you choose will be what makes your photos pop! I would try to make the colors all warm (reds, yellows, oranges, browns) or all be cool (purples, blues, greens, blacks, grays). Otherwise, you may end up being too contrasting. Maybe think about the colors you love in your home, think about where you want these photos to be, then choose the colors you want to wear.

Coordinate but don’t be matchy-matchy

Being too matchy can make a photo pretty dull. Dress thoughtfully. Building the family wardrobe around mom is always a great place to start. If mom feels beautiful, everything else will fall into place!

Be sure to accessorize!

The little details always help pull your outfits together! Even if it’s just something simple.

Plan outfits that have layers

Not only do layers photograph better than individual items, but you’ll have a quick second option, just remove a layer. Cardigans and scarves are great layers for women. For men, a vest or coordinated colored undershirts are excellent.

Stay away from shirts with brand names or large writing

Don’t dress the kids in anything with cartoons or any kind of character. Try simple, classic-looking clothes, with unique details. Texture, for example, is an element that always stands out in a beautiful way. You want to look at these photos years from now and still love them.

For shoes, neutral is best

I would steer clear of cheap flip-flops and your average sneaker or light-up shoes for kids. Try to pair ones that are pretty neutral but attractive. Think toms, boots, or beaded sandals.

I hope these tips help you come up with your perfect photo wardrobe! And again, you can always contact me directly for advice.

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