One of the most important decisions to make when planning your session is your clothing. Whether its planning for a family, a senior, a newborn or your children, there are some things to keep in mind.
Choose outfits that reflect your personality and really make you FEEL amazing. Don’t wear anything uncomfortable, even if it “works” because you’ll be thinking of nothing but getting it over with. There are some guidelines that can help when choosing clothing for your session, but remember, almost anything goes.
Many clients find it easiest to build an outfit for one person based on the rules below and build from there.
Everyone should NOT match. Yes, I said please do not match everyone. Matching is easy, but coordinating is funky and fun. It allows each individual to be unique, and it makes the photographs much more interesting. Patters, colors and textures can complement each other without clashing. Mix it up a little and add some excitement to your images! Pair patterns with a solid accent to focus less on the pattern. Adding texture with lace, wool, denim or corduroy. No need to advertise with graphics and logos!
Add your favorite necklace, jacket, hat or scarf. This goes for ALL. Spice up your session with some visual interest and change, without changing outfits. Stand out with your favorite headband, belt or piece of jewelry. Hats and headbands are perfect for kiddos too.
The thing about fashion is that it goes out of fashion. Keep “trendy” under control and pick some pieces that are timeless. Wear clothing that fits with the location of your session. Girls, leave those heels at home if we’re heading to the woods. While this can work, it has to be the look we are going for. Keep in mind the season. Shorts and tankini’s don’t belong in winter.
It’s also helpful to plan your session with your home in mind. If you want a large canvas for your living room, coordinate colors with the décor of that room.
HAIR AND MAKEUP - If you would like a blowdry, styling, and fresh face for your session contact ASHLEY TOLMAN at 323-333-3342 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.