The most important thing is for you to feel comfortable and happy with yourself and your photos.
This brief guide will go over a few basic tips that will help give you a good starting point for choosing your attire. You can also check out my inspiration pins on Pinterest for more ideas. https://pin.it/1xtG1aO
Start with one persons outfit and build from it. It makes it much easier that way and less overwhelming. I personally like to start with the ladies and work my way to the gentlemen.
Ladies - Get that nice dress that makes you feel amazing! We aren't talking formal. Dressing up a little more than you might do on a typical day is important. A pair of jeans and a nice top is okay but if you really want to up your photos, dresses are the key!
Gentlemen - Same goes for you. Dressing up a little more elevates your photos. Slacks and a nice shirt go a long way. Layering adds interest as well. Solid colors are great for men.
Children - Dress them up too! The amount of adorable outfits you can find on Etsy these days! Suspenders and little girl dresses! Adorable, am I right? Knits and soft cotton pieces are amazing on little ones.
Babies- Solid colors work best for babies. Knits and cotton pieces and those little accessories like bonnets, headbands or knee high socks are super adorable. If weather permits, let those toes and little rolls show!
Color Palette - Keep in mind your surrounding in which you will be taking your photos. We want the area around you to complement what you are wearing.
NO, NO's - Matching outfits. Try to stay away from too much white. Off white tends to photograph better. Neon's! Neon's tend to color cast on to your skin creating unflattering tones. Letters / Large Logos on shirts. Crazy Patterns/Stripes and Striped Flannel.. Whaaat? Yup I said it. I am not a fan of how striped flannels photography.
Texture - Textured clothing is an easy way to add visual interest and soul into your photos. Fabrics such as cable knit, wool, herringbone, lace, faux fur, tweed and chambray are all great at adding some spice and life into your images.
Accessories - Add a finishing touch to your outfit and a pop of life into your photos. Hats, bowties, suspenders, shawls, headbands, chunky scarves, beautiful flowing dresses and skirts—these create visual interest and movement in your photos, and really help the images stand apart. -Incorporating a pair of fun shoes that match the rest of your outfit is a great and simple way to bring some character and personality into the shot. Even the smallest details really make the outfit feel complete: a dazzling pair of earrings, eye-catching necklace, gorgeous bracelet / cuff, fancy watch or a chic belt. Be sure that the accessories you choose don’t compete with one another. Keep your look fun, but tame.
Comfort - Be prepared to move. I recommend having clothing that is not too tight or short. We will be moving, sitting and bending at times and want to make sure your able to do so with comfort. I would rather see you being loose, having fun & displaying a ton of emotion in your images, as opposed to standing stiffly in uncomfortable clothes.