What to Wear at Your Family Session
More than any other question, clients always ask what they should wear to their family session. Coordinating your outfits can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips to help you with styling.
START WITH ONE PERSON
It’s way easier to visualize the whole puzzle once you know what one piece looks like! Try starting with mom or daughter, since women’s clothing tends to have more colors and prints.
COMPLEMENT, DON’T MATCH
The day of all white shirts and khaki pants are long past! We want colors that generally complement each other: so for instance, soft colors (light blue, gray, blush) or warm colors (brown, orange, burgundy).
CONSIDER YOUR HOME DECOR
If you’re planning to hang your images in your living room that’s decorated in all white, you probably don’t want your clothing to be dark. If you’re hanging them in a colorful nursery, then wear vivid outfits.
PLAN FOR THE WEATHER
Nothing is worse than being miserably uncomfortable in a perfect outfit. If you’re planning an outdoor session in November, think about coats, gloves, and hats. In the summer, dress in layers that you can easily take off if you get too hot.
We don’t want your clothing to be too baggy or too tight. Properly fitted clothing looks put together and will show your shape. For women, your upper half and lower half should be balanced: so for instance, blousy shirt + skinny pants, or tight shirt + flowing skirt.
SAY NO TO -
These create skin tone/color cast issues.
LOGOS & TEXT
Words will draw attention away from your faces.
If you wear glasses every day, you can wear them to the session but keep in mind that there may be camera glare on the glass. Consider wearing contacts, or taking the glass out of the glasses and just wear the frames for the shoot. Also, lens glare and shaded lenses will keep your eyes from being seen.