As a Hampton Roads family photographer, I often have families ask about what clothing choice would be ideal. I certainly have my preferences and love giving options!
But one tip that I like for families to consider is how we can best represent their personal style and taste at the session. This is not my session - it's yours! I want to highlight your individual style and accentuate what makes your family uniquely beautiful.
I am not here to suggest you wear clothes that you don't love, that isn't your style or that makes you feel uncomfortable. Nope. I'm here to give advice on what colors will pop and compliment. I'm here to make suggestions on how to let your beauty shine through.
Moms, I know first hand how much work it is to prepare for a photo session! Wrangling our family of four and thinking about outfits, accessories, etc.. can be really overwhelming. But, fear not!
Here are a few tips on style prep:
- Shop at Home! I've said this before, but it bares repeating! Chances are, you already have choices in your closet. "Shop" there first, especially for your kids. It may sound selfish, but I tend to spend the most on my own outfit and my husband's.
Okay, mostly mine ;)
Moms, we all have that girlfriend with the stellar style that we can call over and ask for clothing advice. Lure her with wine and make an evening of it! Or FaceTime, I'm guilty of doing this in dressing rooms. #MomLife
2. Consider your Home Decor! Do you have a beachy cottage theme at your house? Or maybe you like a contemporary, minimalist look. Where will these photos be hung or displayed? What neutrals and accent colors are you drawn to?
Next week, my fabulous friend Elizabeth Henson is photographing me and my hubby for our ten-year anniversary. I purposely chose a blue maxi dress because I love those colors in our bedroom. Plan ahead!
3. Think Long Term! Chances are, you'll be admiring these images for years (okay - decades!) to come. Trends come and go. Consider what looks great on you and won't necessarily look overly dated in ten years. There's always a place for timeless and classic with your own modern twist.
Hopefully this has given you some ideas on styling for your session! You can also check out my Pinterest Board for more inspiration :)
Or check out this blog post on more session preparation tips.
Have FUN assembling the right look for your family. Don't get talked into being anything other than yourself. That confidence will show in the final images! Promise.
Send me a note and let's chat about creating your ideal session :)
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