What to Wear Guide for Clients and Photographers
When working with clients on putting together their photography session, one of the common questions is “What do I wear?”. The answer to this question varies depending on the type of session and what the end-result will be used for. While there are so many different scenarios, I figured it may be helpful to put together a few general tips we photographers tend to follow.
Make sure you are familiar with your photo session location. You will want your outfits to work with your surroundings. Once you know your location, then you can start working on piecing together your outfits! I wouldn’t want you to show up to a state park in the woods wearing stilettos! Essentially, you want your outfits to be comfortable-looking with the location. You want them to make sense together.
Let Your Personality Shine!
Not only do I want you to look comfortable in the location, I want you to feel comfortable, too! You are not going to fall in love with images of yourself wearing bright florals when you are the gal that normally wears dark navy and black. Be you!!! Stay true to yourself and your family when making wardrobe choices. Let your personalities show through when making color and pattern choices.
Colors and Patterns
The creative in me likes to start off with a color palette (don’t make fun) when putting things together. For clothing, a fun way to pick a palette is to find a patterned piece that one family member would wear and coordinate everyone else’s colors around those that are in the patterned piece. For example: Mom is wearing a floral dress with pinks, corals, and a little teal. Dad could wear a neutral taupe button up, child one could wear a cute layered coral top with a white cardigan and child two could be wearing a teal sweater or top.
If you’re going for that light and airy feel for a dreamy Spring or Summer photo session, make sure you pick lighter colors for your palette. If you are looking for those rich and warm colors for fall or winter, you’d want to look at deep purples, and mustard yellows. Patterns and colors can really bring your photos together and make you and your family pop against your backdrop (location).
Matching is out, Coordinating is in.
Photos where everyone in the family is wearing the same tops or entire outfits may have been trendy in the 90s, but we’ve moved on from there. Coordinating colors and outfits without being too matchy-matchy is where it’s at! Though, sometimes having young children in almost matching outfits is super adorable! Similar patterns but different colors can work too!
“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” Michael Kors
This is the fun part! Now that everyone has an outfit, it’s time to add a little or a lot of glam to give that finished look. Whether it’s jewelry, a hat, cardigans, belts, scarves, boots over jeans, or fun textures. Any of these things can help add to your finished look all while showing off some of your personality! These little details can make your photos more interesting.
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This is a killer article!
Thank you, Kate!
I love the newborn photography and family photography that you put up here! The artistic and honest balance is perfection <3
What a great article! Great tips for newborn, child and family sessions! I’m a photographer and will be sharing. <3
What a very insightful blog for future shoots! You are my favorite newborn and family photographer!
This is such a great resource for your newborn, children and family photography sessions!! I love all of the clothing examples- what beautiful clients you have!
Such a great guide! You can tell you put a lot of thought into your sessions. You are a fantastic newborn and family photographer!
This is a great tip for your Williamsport clients looking for family photos! You’re a great photographer!
I’m sure it would be so appreciated by your family and maternity clients in Williamsport! It’s super helpful to me as a photographer too!
love this, so helpful! I’m hoping to visit williamsport and will be contacting you about being our photographer!
Oh~ I adore this article! Great advice for photographers and clients!! <3 SO many great tips up there from Williamsport! I always love reading your articles!
Thank-you for this! i have been waiting for the best photographer in Williamsport PA to write what to wear guide. I love your work so much!!
Love that you took the time to create this blog post for your clients! I’m sure all of the maternity and family clients that booked you as their photographer are so glad they did!
Well this just took all the guesswork out of what to wear for our upcoming maternity session with you. I’m glad we chose such a knowledgeable photographer right here in Williamsport, PA 🙂 I love every single photo!!
I love that as a Williamsport PA Newborn Photographer you help your clients out by giving them these kind of tips to prepare for a session.
These are great tips!!!! I am always so worried about what to wear for photoshoots! You are an amazing newborn photographer! You are located in Williamsport PA? Correct?
You are so knowledgable regarding photography sessions! I’m looking for a Williamsport PA newborn photographer. Mind if I contact you?
This is such a great resource for your Williamsport PA families! They are lucky to have you as their photographer!!
These are such great tips for Williamsport PA families who hire you as their photographer!
this is SO helpful! Your Williamsport PA families will find this very helpful! Great read!
great post! I know I always find it difficult to find the perfect outfit for my sessions. perfect tips for your Williamsport PA families in search of the perfect Photographer
I love informational blog post! This will come in handy when your Williamsport pa clients book you to be their Photographer
Yes advice like this is so important for clients! People near Williamsport PA know what to expect and how to get great photos when they choose you as a photographer!