Here are some ideas to help make you and the images look top-notch.
Guys make sure you match the overall “feel” of your girl’s outfit. If she’s wearing a dress, make yourself look a bit nicer with a button up shirt, maybe a sport jacket. If she’s rockin’ some jeans and heels then funk yourself up a with a nice polo, some cool kicks, and a matching newsboy hat.
Families, try to keep in the same genre of style for every member. Mom and dad won’t look as nice all dressed up when the kids are sporting t-shirts and sneakers… without looking too “matchy”. One thing to remember is they don’t have to be the exact same color. The same color family will work well. (Red-Grey-Silver-Khaki-Denim or Blue-White-Khaki-Yellow or Brown-Tan-Red-Denim)
Ladies, try wearing a different color undershirt with your dress or top for an extra pop of color. Add a light weight jacket or cardigan, tie it off with a skinny belt. Fellas, sport jackets go a long way, so will a different color solid shirt under your button up. Nubby sweater, tweedy scarf, fur vest, textures add dimension.
Ladies, fashionable jewelry from necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, handbands, a simple scarf, etc. can bring more personality to your photos. Guys – match your belt to your shoes. A fashionable hat or striped socks can be fun. Please, please bring your best shoes for the session, nothing breaks a photo more than a beat-up pair of shoes. Feel free to go shoe less as well. 🙂
Flatter Your Figure
Sit, stand and pose in front of a mirror in your ensemble and make sure the clothes fit and flatter.
- Your beloved doggie
- Picnic Basket
- Quilt or cool blanket
- “Thank You” or “Save the Date” sign
- A funky chair or love seat
- Bubble gum, lollipops, cotton candy
- Flowers, wild or bought
- Hot cocoa, favorite wine and glasses
- Your Bicycles
- Lemonade or Coke in glass bottles
- An Acoustic Guitar
Things Not to Wear
- Baggy or non-fitted clothing
- Shirts with big logos or writing
- Beat-up shoes