Wardrobe & Styling
Let’s take a deep breath before we begin!
The idea of picking out a wardrobe for you and everyone else who will be part of the shoot can seem a little overwhelming. I completely understand and have put together some helpful tips to make selecting outfits easy and enjoyable.
First, for in-home sessions, I want you to think comfortable and like you’re actually just hanging out at home. Think bare feet, comfortable clothing, and remaining true to you!
For outdoor sessions, try to coordinate your outfits by color palette and try to avoid being really matchy. Remember cards in the 90’s where everyone would wear blue jeans and white t-shirt? That’s exactly what we want to avoid.
What to Wear
1. Stick with light, pale, neutral colors or saturated jewel tones - avoid fluorescent or really bright colors
2. Layer your clothing and jewelry to add depth and texture - think hats, vests, scarves, bow ties, belts, suspenders, etc.
3. Be comfortable - steer clear of heels or clothing that is too tight. You want to be able to move around and feel good.
4. Functional Clothing - if you want to get the greatest variety of poses, you will need to be able to sit, stand, squat ect, in your outfit.
5. Flowy dresses work beautifully on women and girls - they show so motion and move with you as opposed to staying rigid.
6. Nude undergarments (And I’ll just say that Spanx are every girl’s best friend)
7. Plain v-neck t-shirts are always great for boys and men
What NOT to Wear
1. Wrinkled, dull clothes
2. Busy patterns – camo, plaid, etc (If choosing a patterned garment, choose large-scale pattern like bold strips or buffalo check over small-scale pattern like gingham or polka-dots.)
3. Cleavage bearing tops and/or super mini-skirts
4. Clothes with excessive rips, staining, etc
5. Clothes with large logos or lettering (American Eagle t-shirt, etc)
6. Dirty shoes
7. Chipped Finger nail polish