Photography Session Wardrobe

I always tell my clients, "If you feel like a million bucks, you'll look like it."  But I have come to realize that this means a number of different things to each person. I decided that I should give you some ideas on what you should and should not wear when you come to your photo session.

Family Photography Session

Everyone seems to think you should wear matching outfits, but that always seems to look strange. You might think it looks cute now, but when the kids are grown up, they might not be too happy about it. So what should you wear and not wear?

  • Wear well fitted clothing that you'd wear to a wedding or a fancy party.
    • Men/boys can wear slacks or dark denim, buttoned up shirts, dress shoes or boat shoes, a belt and a blazer/jacket.
    • Women/girls can wear a dress, skirt and blouse, well fitted pants and of course...your favorite shoes, heels or wedges always look great.
    • Trust me, you're going to love the way you look.
  • Avoid excessive makeup, we want to see the real you.
  • Iron your clothes and avoid wrinkles. The sharper you look, the sharper your photos will be.
  • Avoid being "matchy-matchy." Don't have everyone wear the exact same color tops and bottoms.
  • Coordinate outfits so that you're wearing similar shades of colors.
  • Watch out for patterns, they'll be distracting. Trust me. (No prints, no patterns, no florals)
  • Solid colors are best.
  • I'd love to see what you're planning to wear. You can text me a photo of your wardrobe choices for my opinion.

Portraits / Headshots

Follow all of the items from the Family Photo Session above and...

  • No jewelry, it will be distraction in your photos.
  • Women's nails should be clear coat or thin tip french manicure.
  • Shave the day of your portraits if you're going for that clean cut look.
  • Clean up or remove those stray hairs on your eyebrows, nose and ears. We all get them, they're just really noticeable in photos.
  • Avoid alcohol and get a good nights sleep.