how to prepare your outfits for a successful session
picking out outfits for family photos can feel daunting! somewhere between "too much" and "not enough" is the perfect effortless combination that will flatter your bods, complement your skin tones, and work with the colors in your natural surroundings.
+ you can all be in different colors and as long as those colors look good together, you're all set.
+ neutrals, muted tertiary colors, and small pops of brights are the way to go. good colors include cream, blush, mauve, plum, light grey, dark turquoise, mustard, army green, field grey, chambray, burnt orange, and brown leather.
+ an example of a good mix: you in a flowy blush colored dress, your husband in a light grey v-neck tee and army green plain front pants, son in turquoise shorts and cream tee, daughter in a cute ditsy floral. all colors coordinate but don't necessarily "match".
+ yes to all the bubble rompers on babies!
+ include textured or sheer fabrics like swiss dots and embroidery.
+ include fabrics that move!
+ include fun accessories like cool sunglasses, straw bags, fun shoes, gold jewelry.
+ i strongly recommend against having a color "theme" or one color that everyone has on in some way.
+ avoid primary colors and large swaths of very bright colors.
+ avoid big hair bows, etc. let your hair down!
+ moms: free people, dôen, madewell, roolee, urban outfitters, nordstrom, the bee & the fox, piper & scoot, bohemegoods, target
+ dads: target, nordstrom, urban outfitters, the bee & the fox
+ kids: zara, h&m, nordstrom
+ toddlers: zara, h&m, smallable, jamie&kay
+ babies: zara, h&m, smallable, jamie&kay, fawnshoppe
i LOVE helping coordinate outfits and personal shopping so let's work on it together!
i'm always available to text with questions - even from a dressing room! 503.330.8558
one final thing, rules are meant to be broken so none of these recommendations are hard and fast. let's come up with a plan together!