The question of what to wear to a session is the most common question I am asked. So I decided I should dedicate a post to this very topic! To clarify, the following suggestions work best for family sessions.
When you start the process of looking for what to wear, start with the hardest person to dress. I don’t want you having to scramble the day or two before our session trying to find an outfit for your hardest to dress.
Don’t forget to dress comfortably! This means you (and especially your kids) should be able to move. Being stiff and uncomfortable in an outfit will show through in your photos. If you or your kids aren’t comfortable in “fancy dress up clothes,” don’t force it; let everyone show who they are right now. After all, I want your session to run smoothly and ensure there's fun for everyone.
Not that this style is inherently bad, but avoiding solid white or solid black shirts is a place to start when searching for clothes. Don’t be afraid of some color! A good way to do this is to show your personality through your clothes. Don’t be afraid to dress as a slightly more polished version of your everyday self.
Let your kids have a say in what they wear for their shoot. If you want, let them pick an outfit with you and you choose something as well. Really let them be a part of the session right from the beginning.
And finally, accessorize! Bring jackets, scarves, hats, sunglasses, big necklaces, and bracelets. Have fun with it!
A couple last tips on what to bring with you to a photo session: Everyone that needs to be in the photos (seriously, this is important). Any additional props you would like included in the images. This also includes your accessories and maybe even a blanket. (If you bring your kids’ favorite very worn blanket or stuffed toy, be prepared for it to be in the photos. If it doesn’t come with you, it doesn’t have to be taken away and less tears are shed.)
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