What to Wear?
This is a question that we get asked frequently. A lot of people have a hard time with choosing their wardrobe for a photo session, so we are here to give you some tips and help make your session stress free.
Family photos are a great time to embrace your individuality, make your personality shine through and dress in your favourite style, designs and accessories.
1. Plan ahead, try to organise your wardrobe days before your shoot, leaving this to the last minute will only stress your family.
2. Choose your colour palette. Thinking about where you will hang your prints and what colour the room is so that your new family artwork will compliment your decor.
3. Choose one outfit that you like, from there build around that for everyone else with coordinating colours that complement each other. Finding 3 main colours that go together and then adding textures, layers or accessories to finish off.
4. Certain colours tend to colour cast on faces, necks and hair, fluorescent colours are sure to do this so we recommend avoiding those if possible.
5. Certain patterns also create problems when photographing, mainly very thin stripes. Please avoid these if you can.
6. Being comfortable and keeping to your style is the most important thing. If you don't usually wear dresses, then now is not the time to buy that short sexy number that looks amazing in the shop window. If you are a jeans girl, then stick with those.
7. Play on your strengths! Ladies & (gentlemen), let's be honest..most of us have some insecurities about our bodies. My best advice to you is to WORK what you've got! Know your body type and what styles will flatter your figure. If you have great legs, show them off, if you suit a certain colour and it makes your eyes pop, then wear that colour.
8. Also, consider the weather and dress to those conditions. A very windy day on the beach could cause havoc with a short flowing dress. Be prepared to change plans if need be.
9. Consider the environment that your shoot will be in, if you are having your portraits done in the grassy/bush areas, green may not be the best colour for you unless it is used as an accent colour.
10. Most of all, be yourself, be comfortable and have fun.