OUTFIT GUIDE

THINK MUTED

Avoid overly bright, neon, or primary colors. Look for the muted version of that same color. SAY NO TO NEON. Its color casts onto your skin making you appear a different color than you are.

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SKIP THE DISTRACTIONS AND LOGOS

As much as everyone loves animals and team logos, seeing a family wear outfits with distracting objects such as, flowers, and big faces all over their clothing can be a bit of a distraction. Eliminating these distractions can put the focus on you and your partner/family, which is exactly where it should be.

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COORDINATION, NOT MATCHY

While it may sound like a good idea, and even be a little tempting to match everyone in identical outfits, this is not recommended because it can affect the outcome, and not be what you want. It is best to pull together coordinating pieces to create a cohesive look by choosing colors that work well together. If everyone is wearing the same color, people will tend to blend in together and there won’t be too much “pop” to your photos.

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DRESS FOR THE WEATHER/LOCATION

Pay attention to where you’ll be shooting your session. Choose outfits that would normally fit in that setting. For example, if you are shooting at the beach, you wouldn’t want to wear a jacket, jeans, scarves, etc. Similarly, make sure your outfit is comfortable in terms of temperature, and choose appropriate clothing for the season/climate (sweaters/long pants if it’s cooler, and lighter fabric material if it’s warmer).

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REMEMBER THE SHOES

Shoes have a unique power to make or break an outfit. Remember that your feet will be in your photos. Make sure you wear appropriate footwear that are presentable.

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MOST IMPORTANTLY, BE YOURSELF!!!

As mentioned at the beginning of this guide, every recommendation are just suggestions, but the most important thing is to have fun and be yourselves. The purpose of your session is to capture you and your partner/family in very natural and candid states, including their personalities and quirks. If you end up forcing yourself or any other person in the session to wear outfits that are uncomfortable and unfamiliar to them, it may cause some anxiety, grumpiness, and frustration. These feelings will show through in your photos instead of their real personalities.

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