What To Wear To Your Family Photo Session

My mother is an artist and she is the reason I became one as well. She signed me up for every creative class available: acting, ballet and jazz dance, drawing, painting, poetry and writing classes. I knew then I wanted be a writer or an artist. 

She brought me to art class with her. I would sit in the back quietly drawing along with the rest of the class. I wish I still had those drawings to show my boys who also both enjoy drawing.

The other thing my mom did is take me on commercial jobs with her. One time, she was hired by a local department store to design their window displays with the latest fashions for kids. This, for me, was so much fun. I loved watching her put together seasonal outfits effortlessly. She favored classic tailored clothing in neutrals with a splash of color, depending on the season. 

Whenever a client asks me what to wear to a session, I think of my mom’s advice—wear simple classic designs that fit you and your style. 

As a starting place, neutral colors look great in photos. So do clean lines and tailored pieces. Your outfit should fit your body and flatter your complexion. 

If you typically wear jeans, then feel free to wear jeans with perhaps a white button down and pop of red lipstick (if that’s your style). 

You can dress your kiddos and partner in coordinating colors and styles, rather than matching outfits, which I don’t recommend.

Ultimately when you book a photo session, your time in the studio is about you and your loved ones. I think classic clothing choices help create timeless images. That said, be yourself. Wear clothes that fit, flatter, and make you feel confident. Add a splash of complimentary color and let’s make photos that you’ll all love and cherish for generations.

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