What should I wear for my portrait session?
This is the most asked question! I know it’s a tough one, especially for groups. I love to encourage you to show off your personal style during your portrait session. If you are a family, we generally tell people to pick one printed item: ie: dress, shirt and pick coordinating colors from that garment. Most everyone else can wear a solid or a basic pattern that doesn’t clash with the printed garment. Please pick something that is flattering on you (and everyone else)! Do not choose something because it’s fashionable but looks awful on your body type. Choose clothing that you’ve worn before that gets you a lot of compliments! It’s true, that the camera can add weight and believe me, there are some things PhotoShop just can’t do. BUT…. If I’m doing my job correct, choice of camera lens, angle and posing is what makes you look amazing and slim. (wink wink)
Style your hair and take extra time on your makeup and accessories but stay true to your personal style. If you don’t wear a lot of makeup, that’s okay, but you can still get a natural look with some makeup. If you need help with this, we have resources! Please ask. I do request that you avoid “matching” outfits even though it seems easy to put everyone in jeans and black t-shirts, it’s really best to reflect a wardrobe you would normally wear. My portrait sessions are all about capturing your true family and honest emotion. When everyone is dressed up too much people don’t feel normal and as a result they don’t look natural. Please do not wear bright white and black together– it’s too much contrast. Mid-tones are better ie: gray, blue, green, jeans, khaki, etc. You CAN wear black and we know it’s flattering (especially on new mama’s). We LOVE to chat about outfits, so give us a call and we’ll help you figure it out.