Spring may still be chilly in Boston, but that doesn't mean you can't wear a beautiful dress for your photo session in my studio. With a comfortable room temperature of 71F, you can wear whatever outfit you like. To help you make the most of your mini session, I have some outfit tips to share with you.
First and foremost, it's important to keep in mind that you don't need to match your outfits with each other. In fact, being too matchy-matchy can look forced and unnatural in photos. Instead, try coordinating colors and styles that complement each other. This will create a cohesive look without being too "matchy."
Secondly, be careful with patterns such as stripes or checks. While these can be fun and add some interest to your outfit, too many patterns can be distracting and take away from the overall photo. Instead, choose classic styles that will stand the test of time.
When it comes to shoes, don't forget to bring a pair that matches your outfit. I've had clients come to sessions with beautiful dresses but only have boots or sneakers to wear. Remember that shoes can make or break an outfit, so choose wisely.
Neon colors should be avoided as they can cast an unflattering light on your skin. Similarly, big logos or cartoon graphics on outfits can be distracting and take away from the focus of the photo – you!
Consistency is key when it comes to family photo sessions. Make sure everyone is on the same page with their outfits and style choices. This will create a cohesive and timeless look that you'll cherish for years to come.
Finally, choose a color palette that complements the setting of your photo shoot. This year, my set up will be light with some green accents. So, I recommend light color palettes that will work well with this set up.
To help inspire you even further, I have created a Pinterest board with outfit ideas that follow these principles. Feel free to browse and get some ideas for your next photo session! (The products showcased on my Pinterest board are solely recommendations for my upcoming spring mini session. I want to clarify that I am not affiliated with any brands featured on the board. My intention is to provide you with inspiration and guidance on what outfits would work well for the photo shoot. Please feel free to use the board as a reference and find outfits that best fit you and your family's personal style)
In conclusion, when choosing your outfit for a photo session, remember to avoid being too matchy-matchy, be careful with patterns, choose classic styles, bring appropriate shoes, avoid neon colors and large graphics, maintain consistency within your family, and choose a color palette that complements the setting. With these principles in mind, you'll be sure to look and feel your best in your next photo session!