Fall’s cooler temps are just around the corner and before we know it, it’s sweater weather and time for your Fall family photos. One of the most frequent questions I get from my clients is what to wear to a photoshoot. This happens year-round but with Fall Mini Sessions booking up, it gets pretty intense.
I want you to go into your session with confidence and ease that comes with knowing that you LOOK GOOD! So, I’m putting together a guide to assist you with dressing your entire family for a well-balanced and put-together look for your Fall photos.
As a general rule, I guide my clients for a casual but slightly dressy look. Making sure everyone is on the same page is what’s important here. For example, we don’t want Dad in ripped jeans and a tee while Mom is wearing a cocktail dress.
Coordinating styles can be a challenge if you have some strong-willed budding stylists in your family. It definitely helps to plan your outfits ahead of time so everyone could get on the same wave length.
Your choice of color is probably the most important decision you’ll make for your session besides actually booking it. The good news is, you have options!
· You could go with a neutral color palette of creams and tans or greys and blues.
· Choose rich tones like maroons, oranges and browns
· Go for bold with a pop of a well-saturated yellow
Color is a personal choice and you probably already know very well what colors look good on you. It’s a great starting point.
This is a BIG one for me. Being in front of the camera is already challenging for most people and the last thing we want is clothing that’s itchy or too tight. This is true for both kids and adults but I find that children, especially, have a hard time posing and paying attention to my direction if they’re uncomfortable. So, please think Dressy comfort for the whole family.
General Styling Suggestions - What To Wear To A Photoshoot
Choose complementary colors over matching outfits
Avoid logos and cartoon characters
Stay away from thin stripes and checks as these can create undesirable optical illusion in your images
If you choose to go with a pattern, have only one family member wear it while the rest are dressed in complementary colors. We want to avoid clashing patterns.
Add some personality and visual interest with textures and accessories. Go for nubby sweaters, fur vests and tweed. Scarves, hats, necklaces and belts will also add a great finishing touch.
Check your footwear! Nothing ruins a great shot like a beat-up pair of shoes so leave the Crocs and cross trainers at home and opt for your best footwear for the occasion.
So, what are you going to wear this year?
For visual inspiration, check out this Pinterest board or use the Pincodes to access it.