One of the main reasons people don’t book professional portrait sessions is the idea of having to find outfits for everyone! As a family photographer in San Antonio, I have seen many families struggle with this…AT FIRST. That is until I share the following pointers with them to make the whole process a lot easier. Choosing the right outfits for your session isn’t as difficult as you may think.
Tips For Choosing Outfits:
- Mom chooses an outfit first! We all know that mom is the one who will be front and center most of the time. And mom needs to love her overall look and feel comfortable through the entire process. So choose first, mom! It is the only way.
- Mom’s outfit will define the color scheme for the family’s wardrobe. There should be 2-3 colors that coordinate well with mom’s outfit that everyone else can choose from. Remember we are not matching! We are coordinating. As long as you choose outfits that coordinate with mom’s choice… it will be perfect!
- Choose a color scheme that fits well with your home decor. You will be putting these images on your wall and that last thing you want is for your outfits to clash with the decor in your home. For example, my home is covered in gray colors… it wouldn’t be a good idea for me to wear a lime green dress.
- Being comfortable is the goal! Since we will be moving around a lot, try to find something that doesn’t prohibit you from that. Tight is not always right!
- Long dresses and skirts look amazing outdoors. And don’t forget to accessorize!
- Look in your closets. A lot of times you have the perfect pieces for your wardrobe and don’t need to buy new.
- Shoes matter! Wear shoes that go well with your outfit. Sneakers are never a good idea. Bare feet are ok too!
And if these tips don’t help, that’s why I am here! I provide a wardrobe guide for all my clients to hep them plan. But… I am also available to help you choose. I am only a text away! So if you are in the middle of planning for your photo session wardrobe, text me some pictures and I am happy to give you ideas! I love that part!