What To Wear

The most important thing that can make or break your photoshoot is clothing. I have so many clients asking my advice on outfits for their photography sessions, from brides and grooms to families with kids. So, to kick things off and simplify the process, here are some sample clothing boards and color palettes to jump-start you as you plan your family’s clothing. For fall, I’m loving warm tones like blush, burnt orange, and mustard! Keep scrolling for more general clothing tips below the boards.

Add a pop of color

“Don’t be afraid of a little color! You don’t have to go overboard, but picking up bold colors from a more subtle outfit for a pop of color can look amazing. For example, if dad is wearing a plaid shirt, draw one color from it and have one child wear a pop of that color.”

Don’t match. Coordinate.

“I tell my clients they need to coordinate, not match, when they are deciding what to wear for photos. I tell them to start with the youngest and pull colors from their outfit to dress and layer everyone else. Layering can make a huge difference in tying in all the colors. If they still need help, I will put together a fashion board of outfit examples and let them know where to find the items.”

Keep Clothing Simple

“Clothes can make or break an image. Choosing outfits in simple, bright colors can help the subject pop against a neutral background. I always strive for colors and textures that are going to complement our location. Pick the clothes that will let you run freely and be blissfully carefree! ”

Fit your style to your location

"Always keep your session location in mind when choosing your outfit. If your session is happening in a city setting, dress up a bit with a pair of cute heels and a fancier dress than you’d normally wear to match the bustling vibe of the city. If you’ve selected a more natural environment, choose something a bit more casual such as a maxi dress and opt for casual footwear like flat sandals or boots."