What to wear, what to wear, what to wear…It is the most common question and concern when it comes to scheduling a photography session (especially now: “Tis the holiday card season). What colors? Do they need to match? How many outfits? Are jeans OK? Do I really have to wear a dress? All very important questions, and when my clients ask them, I answer this way:
1.) LET YOUR WARDROBE FLOW LIKE WATER
The goal of your outfits should not be to match, but to go. It doesn’t hurt to revisit the complementary color wheel from 8th grade art to remind ourselves of how colors work together.
For successful, intentional outfits for photos, we want to pick articles of clothing that are opposite on the wheel (articles that then would be complementary to each other). If nothing else, do the rug test: Just like how we sometimes make interior design choices based on the colors of a rug, make outfit choices based on the colors of the busiest shirt to be worn (such as his plaid or her patterned dress).
2.) COME WITH TWO OUTFITS: ONE FANCY, ONE CASUAL
It never hurts to have a variety of photo options (as they say, variety is the spice of life). Having two outfits across the wardrobe spectrum will ensure that we get a huge selection of photos for you to use. You will be using these for save-the-dates, invitations, reception decor; the more choices you have, the better!
3.) BE AUTHENTIC AND NATURALLY YOU!
To reduce your stress and ensure that your photos reflect how you feel inwardly and outwardly, try to avoid any major experimentation with makeup or wardrobe. We want to avoid any “What was I thinking?!” thoughts after your session…we are going for only afterthought of “Dang! We look GOOD!” This also applied to location: Try to pick a place that makes you two feel at ease and represents who you are as a couple and as a family.
Now that you know what to wear, you are ready to rock your next sesh!
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