Families often ask ”What should we wear to our session?” It’s seems to be the big question. I’ve even seen some people get anxious about it! Don’t be anxious! It’s really SUPER easy!
My main rule of thumb is make sure you’re all comfortable and wearing clothes that fit well! You don’t want every photo to include teenage Joey pulling up his pants, right? Ladies, steer clear from low-cut pieces, because I know you’ll be hesitant to show Grandma those pictures. And if little Janie is in an adorable dress, make sure she is wearing leggings or shorts underneath!
As for colors and styles… I just want to say, I have no personal fashion sense, but I DO know a few things about what looks good on camera. So if you trust me, read on:
The “Pops of Color” Trick:
The easiest way to create a coordinated (but not matchy-matchy) look is to pick one color and have everyone wear a little bit of it. The color could be in only your accessories: a necklace, tie, shoes and headband. Or you could have the kids wear the most color, and parents keep their pieces on the more neutral side (or vice versa!)
My sessions usually air on the side of casual, but if your family likes to get dressed up, go for it! This “pop” trick can be used with any style, from casual to super fancy. Below is a more classic take on it, using blue as an overall color and red as their pop!
Coordinating with a Specific Place:
Sometimes SRP families have their session on a beach, or in a park, or somewhere that might have a specific style associated with it. If that’s the case, just go with the flow! Light fabrics and colors are perfect for the beach, while neutrals are great if we’re going to be in a nature-y place.
I hope this was helpful and getting you excited for your spring sessions! Just remember that comfort is most important. Also, I know it can be a little crazy trying to get little ones to dress a certain way, so if Billy refuses to wear anything except his soccer uniform, don’t fret, I will still take your pictures.
I still have two mini session slots open in Newton, NEXT WEEKEND on Saturday, April 5th. Email ASAP! if you want to join us for the fun!