What to wear?
Think personality~~ Show your personality! If red is your favorite color, wear red. Simple patterns and bold colors look great on in person AND in photos. These funky elements can really give your photos some flair if added as an accent to your outfit. Choosing a bold color that is similar to your eye color is a fun choice too. Cheerful, fun prints, polka dots, stripes, camo; whatever showcases who you really are.
Add LAYERS and TEXTURE~~ Adding textures will give your photos some extra punch. Think ruffles, lace, knits, eyelet fabric, corduroy, denim, maybe even a touch of fur Texture can be found in scarves (light weight or winter weight), hats, jackets, blazers, camisoles, sweaters, shoes and maybe even a tutu, pettiskirt or tie. This list could go on and on Layers can be long sleeves under short sleeves, leggings under skirts/dresses, etc… Fun shoes like tall boots or sassy heels.
Coordinating but not matching. No need to over match. The whole group does not have to wear black t’s and denim. Why not shake it up a bit and show some of who each person is as an individual within the whole? Make sure everyone dresses at the same level of formality; either all dressy or all casual, in similar or complimentary color tones. Examples could be earth tones, jewel tones, sky blue and chocolate brown, etc.
Avoid logos, overwhelming bold patterns and character-wear.
Maternity & Newborn~~ Be who you are. For maternity, we suggest some simple basics: jeans with a real waist, tight tops that hug the belly, a beautiful dress or flowing skirt and a flattering, comfortable, yet attractive, bra/cropped top/sweater, possibly with a beautiful print. After all, most of this session will be all about the belly. For your precious newborn, au naturale, or just a diaper, is best. We want to capture those beautiful bellies, tiny toes and tooshies. If you have a special outfit be sure to have that ready to go as well. Props work well with newborns too; hats, baskets, bowls, etc.
A Perfect Fit! You will want to choose outfits that fit nicely and make you feel great! It should be neither too tight nor too loose. The clothes should hang on the bodies well, without folding or creasing. And always dress for full-length shots, which means socks and shoes that also match and are in good shape. Many times barefoot can be an artistic touch, weather permitting.