Tips for selecting Your Wardrobe for your family session

June 2, 2015 | by Dan Lalonde Comments

A lot of people ask what they should wear to their photo session? After all, these photographs will become an essential in your family frames and albums for years to come. Choosing timeless, yet appropriate attire will lend to the positive outcome of your photo shoot.
If it’s an indoor session, choosing soft, warm colors can be very pleasing to the lens. Outdoors, you can opt for bolder colors, earth tones or contrasting. Wearing accessories can add a nice touch, but try to avoid accessories that are too big as they may overshadow your face.

Here are some general tips to follow for selecting your wardrobe:

– Choose soft colors, such as pink, light blue, lavender, yellow, etc. for dreamy looks

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Soft colors are great for a family photo

– Choose bold colors such as red, black, dark blue, purple or orange for dramatic looks

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Wear bold colors for a dramatic look

– Minimal accessories are best, as too big or too many can detract from the image

– For children, bring outfits that have a lot of creativity behind them. They can be fun, layered looks, sporty, textures (tutus and ruffles for girls look so cute!), jeans, khakis, sweaters, skirts, dresses, etc. “Sunday” wear dress code works well.

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Accessories for kids are fun

– Avoid character T-shirts, shirts with saying etc.

– Don’t forget the shoes and socks. Men avoid wearing white socks with dress shoes. Make sure your shoes are clean, not raggedy or muddy. Barefoot photos can also be fun! For the women, boots, heels, sandals or dress shoes look great.

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Make sure your socks and shoes match or go bare feet

I would love the opportunity to capture your family heirloom.  Call today me at 613-841-1469 or e-mail me to schedule your family photo session.

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