Tuesday, June 10, 2014

12 Tips for What to Wear to Your Session - Tip Tuesday

1. Coordinating colors not matching.
I have wrote about this one before. Those days are long gone when everyone wears a white shirt and blue jeans - totally matching. Instead, pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme.
2. Don’t forget accessories.
Accessories not only add to your outfit but add character to your photos too. Have the man wear a tie for the woman to hold. Necklaces for the kids to play with or hats to hide behind.
3. Textures.
I am a huge fan of a textures. In photographs, I love the look that textures gives - don’t shy away from different textures.
4. Limit patterns.
Patterns may distract the final image and can often give a unnatural appearance. I would concentrate on this tip.  
5. Look at your home decor.
Since these photos will be hung in your house, you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with the color scheme of your home. 
Do you like bright colors? Dark colors? Neutrals? 
6. Look for clothing collections.
When shopping for clothes for my kids, I head to stores that typically have color coordinating collections. I can then purchase clothes for all the children from one store. I know their clothes will coordinate.
7. Avoid all white or all black clothing.
If you are wearing an all white shirt then it is very easy to blow out parts of your shirt causing it to lose its detail. Same can be said with all black, it’s easy to have clipping on black clothing and the detail is lost.
8. Say no to characters.
Your little one may love their Spiderman t-shirt but you may want to skip it for the family photo session. Just like patterns, characters on shirts can be pretty distracting.
9. Avoid all white or all black clothing.
If you are wearing an all white shirt then it is very easy to blow out parts of your shirt causing it to lose its detail. Same can be said with all black, it’s easy to have clipping on black clothing and the detail is lost.
10. Consider your background.
Consider what you are wearing and where you are taking your photos. You want to make sure you are not blending into the backdrop.
11. Think classic.
These photos will be treasured for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.
12. Have FUN when picking your outfit.
I know it can be stressful and overwhelming when trying to decide what to wear but if you follow these tips you will do great!! promise! 
You can follow me on Pinterest to get some great ideas. Link here - Pinterest

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