Wardrobe guide

Family Sessions

Wardrobe is so important for successful family photos.  The right clothes not only elevate the look of your photos, but will make you comfortable and your session run more smoothly. I have a very lifestyle, interactive approach to photography.  You will be walking through grass, playing, standing, sitting, and snuggling during your photos-- make sure your clothes are comfortable enough for all of that! 

When putting together outfits, try to co-ordinate, not match exactly.  Start with neutrals and add one or two pops of color.  Soft fabrics, textures, and layers all photograph well.  Stay away from stiff and restrictive clothing, especially on young kids.  Children should have soft fabrics that they can move and play in, and babies should have the simplest clothes of all so it doesn't visually overwhelm them.  

Lightweight clothing that allows fabric to flow and move photographs best.  I encourage people to wear neutral, deep, or earthy colors instead of bright neon colors.  Comfortable shoes are a must-- boots, business casual or athletic casual shoes, sandals, and wedges look wonderful in photos.  I don't recommend wearing heels, but if you want to, make sure they are comfortable enough to walk over grass.

My go-to clothes for women and girls are flowy dresses or skirts, or if you'd rather wear jeans you can pair jeans with a cute top or sweater and ankle boots.  Small floral patterns and large geometric patterns (like buffalo check) photograph very well.

For men I love henley shirts or very soft button ups.  Sweaters always look great and you can pair any of these things with jeans or comfortable khakis.

All of these photos have perfectly styled wardrobes.  Pay attention to the textures, colors, and pattern mixing and how they all elevate the feel of the image.  Above are dressy looks, below are casual jean looks.  Both are perfect.