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What should we wear?

More than any other question, clients always ask what they should wear to their photo shoot. What styles look best? What colours should we wear? How do we look pulled together without being too .....matchy?

Coordinating your outfits can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips to help you with styling.

Complimenting Colours


The following images include some sample family outfits and color palettes that compliment our style of photography well and you can use to jump-start your planning.

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The good...


COMFORT - If you feel good, you will look good! Choose clothing that gives you freedom of movement, keeps you warm/cool, and won’t require a lot of adjustments throughout your session.
TEXTURE - Add some visual interest to your images with unique fabrics. Some examples: lace, cable knits, chambray, tweed, herringbone, chambray, faux fur, wool
PATTERNS - Don’t be scared of patterns and prints! They can work great in moderation. Try one statement piece (for instance, a colorful floral dress for mom) and
one subtle pattern (maybe tiny polka dots for baby girl), and then keep the rest of the family more simple.
LAYERS AND ACCESSORIES - These are the quickest way to take your outfits from average to amazing! Think scarves, blazers, cardigans, belts, jewelry, fun socks, and hats.
FITTED CLOTHING - We don’t want your clothing to be too baggy or too tight. Properly fitted clothing looks put together and will show your shape. For women, your upper half and lower half should be balanced: so for instance, blousy shirt + skinny pants, or tight shirt + flowing skirt.


The bad...


FORMAL CLOTHES - Let your clothing match your shoot. For example, a tuxedo or formal dress will be distracting in a newborn shoot. Neutral colours and soft textures will keep the focus on your expressions!
EXTREME SHADES - These shades are best avoided:
• Bright white (try off-white or ivory instead)
• Black, dark navy, dark gray, and brown (they’ll darken the overall look of your photos)
• Neon and very saturated colors (these create issues with color casts on skin)
LOGOS & TEXT - Words will draw attention away from your faces.
TRANSITION LENSES - If you wear glasses every day, please wear them in your shoot! However, lens glare and shaded lenses will keep your eyes from being seen. You can have anti-reflective coating added to your lenses or wear just the frames.
ATHLETIC SHOES - Also known as runners, basketball shoes, etc. If you don't like casual shoes, try Vans, Converse, or boat shoes instead.


In summary, any item of clothing or accessory that stands out will only distract from the most important thing in the image....You, Your loved ones and your precious memory.

Still having trouble deciding what to wear?


Did you know that personalized styling is complimentary to all  clients? Just text or email us photos of different possibilities and we can solve the puzzle together! We love to help with outfits and styling but please know that your worth as a person and family is not determined by your clothing! If you don’t particularly care about style, you’re more than welcome to skip the above and come as you are. We’ll create amazing photos regardless of what you wear!

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