When it comes to what to wear for your photo session, moms usually are the one who taking care of this part. I get it, I am a mom too. Many times, moms asked me, "what would you suggest for outfits colors? should we matched, should we go with one colors, two colors, three, four? My answer is depending on the season/time of year, location of the photo session, and the purpose of the portraits; remember the golden rules- always go classic and timeless. Certain styles and colors that might looks great in someone else, might not work for you. This is one of the reasons that I provide complimentary wardrobe styling for all my clients. Let's say, since we are approaching Spring now, we will talk about what to wear for your Spring photo session (for family semi casual photo session).
For moms: something flowy beautiful maxi, or sheath dress in pastel or light colors. Not going for a dress or maxi? no problem, wear cute short but please not the short short type of short. How about wearing swimwear for beach session? Yes of course, why not? beach session in March? yes, no worries, we will pick a day that is not too cold :)
For most Dads: jeans and khaki, and pair with with white/off white or blue, or go even braver...pink. From here, build the rest of the family wardrobes colors based on these colors. Remember the golden rule: classic and timeless.
For the children: this the easier and most fun part. I LOVE and ENJOY dressing up my own children and all my younger clients for their photo sessions. There are so many possibilities from colors, accessories and style for the little ones. Always choose style that are classic, and timeless, and for the colors, no need to be matching. As long as it cohesive with the rest of the family members, it should be good to go.
What to avoid? Clothing that have busy WORDING and please do not wear tennis shoes. I encourage all my clients to stay away from clothing that has busy words, unless it is for the purpose to promote your brands or business. Go right ahead, wear your company or business clothing for your photo session. But for personal type of photo session, stay as classic and timeless as you can, wear solid color clothing, or floral (for Spring and Summer). For beach sessions, do not worry about wearing shoes, yeah...go barefoot.
Not sure what to do, and do not have enough time to do it yourself? no worries, we can help. As part of SVP personalized and customized portraits services, my team and I, we offer complimentary wardrobe styling. There is no charge to you whatsoever. Just let me know if you need any help, and we will set up time to get you in style. Many times, my clients can find everything they need in their closets through the items they already have.
I always welcome your comments! So make sure to let me know what is your favorite Spring colors and style when it comes to choosing the perfect Spring outfits for your next photo session.
Hi! this is Suli. Welcome to my blog. I am the owner of SVP and a portrait photographer based in Bluffton, SC. I travel to my clients both in the USA and abroad. SVP offer extensive styles of portrait photography, as well as fine arts composite photographs. At SVP Each session start with a complimentary discovery phone call. If you are interested to learn more about our portraits personalization, Call us at 843-338-2109 and let's get your visions unfold into beautiful photographs of your own. I can't wait to chat with you soon! Suli