What to Wear for your Family Session

Choosing outfits can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be, this is a basic guide to cover some dos and don’ts of what to wear for your family session.

Firstly, it is important that everyone feels comfortable in what they are wearing. You don’t want an outfit that keeps shifting out of place or falling down. In the same way, something that allows your child/ren to move freely will make them feel much more comfortable.

Focus on choosing colours, tones and textures that will compliment each other and your home. Consider coordinating your outfits to your home décor, as you will be displaying your photos on your walls. For example, if your house is decorated in white muted tones, don’t wear bright and bold outfits.

Patterns can be a great way to add interest and texture but try to keep busy patterns to a minimum. If someone in your family loves to wear florals for instance, have everyone else wear plain colours that compliment the pattern. A great tip that works well is to gather your outfits together and lay them on the bed, this is a way to see if they coordinate together. You can switch it up if something isn’t working.

Don’t forget about the shoes, if you have everyone in lovely soft neutral’s, then a pair of bright coloured sneakers will not work. A casual sneaker (like converse) or a sandal may be a better option.  Even consider bare feet, especially if we are in between seasons and you are specifically purchasing new shoes for the photography session.  It’s worth chatting to Kim about this if you are concerned.

We want everyone to be looking at the connection of your family, so anything that is going to draw the eye away from that should be avoided.

What to avoid:

  • Logos or text on clothing is distracting. Avoid large or bright logos.
  • Checks, Plaids or thin stripes can distort depending on angles and should be avoided.
  • Neon colours can reflect onto your face, causing skin tone to look off. They will also draw all the attention.

Extra details to consider:

  • Check your child/rens hands – remove any pen or nail polish the night before. Trying to remove pen marks from hands just before a session can leave red marks.
  • If you are wearing nail polish, make sure it is a colour that fits in with your colour scheme.
  •  Style hair naturally, we recommend leaving it down. For the males if they need haircuts try and get them the week before and give it a little time to grow in.
  • Bring chapstick for everyone in the family so they don’t have the dry lip look.