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BUT WHAT DO WE WEAR?

The number one question asked of all photographers.... What do we wear???

It's for sure one of the top questions asked of any photographer. I love playing an active role in what my clients choose to wear for their photo sessions.

Here are a few notes that will hopefully help make this process as painless as possible!

Do not... I repeat... DO NOT show up in all matching outfits - the days of khaki pants and white shirts for everyone are long gone. Just don't do it. Please. I beg you.

Avoid shirts with logos, graphics or characters on them. Your child may love their Spiderman or Dora the Explorer shirt. They can wear it any other day BUT picture day. It will distract from their gorgeous eyes and infectious smile.

Solids photograph best, but mix it up with stripes, plaids, argyle or other patterns and textures. Neutrals are always a good starting point since they look good on everyone. Then add some color and texture - you are good to go! Choose 2-3 colors and build from there. If one of your kids is wearing a plaid shirt with a peach or seafoam green, then use those colors for the rest of the family.

Don't forget accessories!!! Jewelry, hair accessories, belts, ties and hats all help tie an outfit together. And layers are great because we can remove a layer (sweater or jacket) and have a whole new look. Or, we can add a cute headband or hat to change it up!

Try shopping at retailers that cater to the whole family, like Old Navy or the Gap. Often they carry a common color palette throughout their entire collection of clothes.

For graduating seniors, bring options! Bring a few outfits - a mix of casual (jeans) and dressy, as well as any "activity" related items (letterman's jacket, sports jersey, musical instrument, ballet shoes, etc) is a good place to start. Bring several pieces from your closet that coordinate and we can go through them together to see what we like best. Its one of my favorite parts of shooting senior portraits!

Feel free to check out my Pinterest board for ideas and inspiration ("Photo Sessions - What do we wear?") - there is a Pinterst link at the top (left hand corner) of the page. 

Of course, I am always available to either text or chat over the phone with you about your wardrobe challenges and questions!

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