1. Be You During your shoot, you could be sitting in the grass, climbing a tree, leaning on a rusty old car or tossing your child in the air. So, wear clothing that lets you do all this comfortably. Chances are if you and/or your child are uncomfortable, the pictures will show your discomfort.
2. Keep it Simple The face should be the focal point of the portrait, so avoid bold & bright patterns and logos. The only time I feel there is an exception to this is when young children are being photographed. Young children look absolutely fantastic in layers of bright and bold patterns. For groups of people, the same color family works great together but there’s no need for everyone to wear the exact same color. Simple, solid colored clothing make for wonderful, timeless photographs.
3. Look Good I know, I just said keep it simple. You can look really beautiful in simple. Looking good is totally subjective, so make sure you feel absolutely beautiful in what you wear. Try on your clothing and look in the mirror, if you love what you see then wear it. If you think it looks okay, put it back. If you don’t love it completely in the mirror, you won’t love the end result of our session. And….I’m all about you loving the end result. If you can’t decide, bring more than one outfit and I’ll help you decide.
4. Bring Props Props may seem corny to you but they photograph really well. Props help define a personality. So if you are into sports, bring your sports equipment. If you love hats and purses, bring them along. Other great props are scarfs, jackets, boots, toys, favorite blanket, jewelry, etc. Unsure if you should bring something? Bring it anyway.
*Still need help? Give me a call and we can discuss it. Can’t wait to see what you choose for our session together!