I belong to a photography forum that provides many resources for professionals to use when working with our clients. It is a great resource for someone like me who works alone and needs some feedback on things every once in awhile. One thing that I get from this forum is access to What to Wear Guides for my clients. I usually don’t share them because my clients usually show up looking great. But many of us like having some visual help when it comes to putting together a cohesive look for the whole family.
Here is the What to Wear guide for the month of June. I love the blues in this palette. Blue is a great color to use in your photosession. There are so many hues that can compliment each other, it coordinates will with a wide variety of neutrals and it looks good on all skin tones. You can’t go wrong with Blue.
If I were going to use this image as inspiration for a session the only thing I would change is what the mom is wearing. Don’t get me wrong, this is cute but how many of us moms feel like big printed leggings would be our most flattering choice for the portraits that are going to be displayed for possibly the next couple generations? Ummm, not me. I also am not a huge fan of sleeveless outfits for most ladies. If you rock arms like Michelle Obama, go for it! But again, most of us don’t. Arms can look great but they can also make us look a little more, how do I say this . . . ummmm, dough-y than we would like in our portraits. Again, not a big deal on a day to day basis but maybe not the best choice for your professional family portraits.
So switch out the leggings for a cute skirt, throw on a cardigan in a shade of blue that compliments your skirt and you are good to go. Don’t forget to wear some fabulous jewelry that displays your personal style and use this as an excuse to go and get your hair and make-up done. (I can arrange that for you if you like.)
You are going to look great!
Don’t let planning your outfits overwhelm you. I am happy to help you pull together a cohesive look for all the members of your family that will show off everyone’s unique style and look great in your portraits.
I would love to here from you!
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