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What To Wear To Your Family Photography Session (and What To Bring!)

After booking a session, the biggest issue I hear from my clients is deciding what to wear or bring to their session.  Well, here's some of my top tips to fix that dilemma!

What To Wear

  • Keep clothing simple. Try to choose solid colors for your photo session.
  • Make sure you coordinate clothing from head to toe with everyone in your group.
  • Darker clothing slims. Choose shades of black, brown, blue, dark green and other jewel-toned colors.
  • Scoops or v-necks flatter shorter necks and full faces. Turtlenecks or high-necked garments flatter longer necks and slender faces.
  • Keep clothing consistent. Dress everyone in your group in the same style. Don't mix casual and formal clothing in photos.
  • Add accents. Show your style in small accents. Save stronger colors and patterns for accessories like scarves and neckties.
  • Consider the background of your photos especially for indoor photos.  For example:
    • Wear light on white. Light pastel or white clothing looks best against a light-colored or white photography background.
    • Wear dark on dark. Dark clothing looks best against darker backgrounds and creates a more formal mood.


Bring Props!!

Props add in your personality. While I have props in my studio that you are welcome to use in your session, bring your own props for a personal touch.  Consider items such as:


  • A favorite stuffed animal
  • Favorite food or snack
  • Baby blanket
  • Family memorabilia
  • Hand knit sweaters, scarves, leggings, baby booties
  • Artwork created by your little one(s)
  • Bows, ribbons and other hair accessories
  • Grandma’s old costume jewelry
  • Sports items or jerseys
  • Religious items or outfits
  • Special toy or toy collections
  • Musical instruments


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