What To Wear for Family Photos | Orange County Family Photographer
By far the most stressful part of planning your family’s photo session is deciding those three little, very big, words: WHAT TO WEAR.
But no worries, I got your back, momma. ;-) FIRST and most exciting is your own personal access to an amazing and easy to use styling service! It is going to take 90% of the pressure off your hands. By simply clicking through and answering a few questions you will be well on your way to looking and feeling amazing come photo day. And it is no cost to you either but included with your session!
Along with the service though I do have some pointers to help you along your happy shopping way:
Coordinate, don’t match:
Choosing colors that go together nicely but aren’t the same shade is much more pleasing on the eye and keeps you from blending into a four headed monster. ;-) So rather than everyone in blue for example, go with some blues, pinks, whites, and grays.
Choose Mom’s outfit first:
Ok, this may sound strange but I am a huge advocate of getting moms in the frame with their babies, and as much as its all about the heart and emotion of the photos, if you don’t like what your wearing before the session, you will not like it in your photos either. This is your day to really go all out and feel great! Put on that very favorite dress, in your very favorite color, and start coordinating the families around it—believe me, you will thank me after!
Go With the “Flow”
The whimsical element that flowing dresses bring to a session just can’t be matched—at least in my opinion. ;-) So go for anything that catches wind and your photos will thank you!
So this one is personal and goes to my style of shooting. A quick glance and it’s no secret how much I LOVE color. I don’t even give black and white edits! The landscape itself lends pops of its own but a HUGE player, believe it or not, is the color of your clothes. And black simply absorbs it, giving my pop loving heart nada. ;-)
Avoid overly bright and neons
So after all that color advocating there is an overboard, and that is anything too bright or neon as they will turn to the extreme with the way I edit, not to mention often reflect that color right onto your skin.
Suspender, bows, hats, scarfs, anything extra is always fun to add some extra texture to your style!
This is especially crucial when it comes to the kids. Brand new shoes sometimes cause little feet to blister and starchy shirts on a boy who spends his days in t-shirts may not be your best option. Happy kids make happy photos so make sure to have somewhat of their approval and excitement for the outfit, and also check that everything feels ok! With this, although as an adult discomfort can be ignored, you do want to make sure you can easily play, squat down, and run around with your babies. This is all about capturing those fleeting moments, so make sure your clothing allows the freedom to do so. :)
I LOVE to work with you in all your planning efforts so feel free to reach out as your starting to prepare! Once you get this part down, comes all the fun! :-)
And with that here’s a family who killed it in all these areas! Also, mom’s dress is from https://www.vicicollection.com/ My all time favorite shop for women and of all places they are actually located right here in Newport!!
Some other shops that I really like for trendy and reasonably priced finds:
https://www.zara.com/ (especially for the kids—they have the most adorable and trendy pieces!)
https://morninglavender.com/ (for mom—their dresses are so perfect for a beach shoot!)
https://www.joyfolie.com/ (for moms and daughters)