One of the most stressful parts of getting your portraits taken is knowing what to wear. So we've compiled a list of some rules we like to follow. But don't forget that these aren't hard and fast because rules were made to be broken!
Rule No. 1: BE COMFORTABLE!
If your kids hate their sweater and say it's making them itchy- they aren't going to be happy at the session. Or if you can't lift your arms up the whole way - it's probably not a good choice. So, when choosing clothes the first thing to consider is - am I comfortable in this? Will I be cold/hot/itchy? Or will I be comfortable/relaxed/confident?
Rule No. 2: DON'T BE AFRAID OF COLOR!
Remember the traditional idea of wearing white shirts and kacki pants? Well, that's old news - color is in, baby! And it's in because it's exciting, interesting, fun, eye-catching goodness. So, don't be afraid of stripes, dots, & bright colors - play em up!
Rule No. 3 - DON'T BE TOO MATCHY-MATCHY
You could use the same color and pattern on your sofa, your curtains, and your walls but you don't because that would be boring. Well, it's boring in pictures too! Mix it up - maybe choose one dominant color or pattern and then add complimentary patterns and colors. Or don't match at all - just have fun with your colors!
Rule No. 4 - ADD TEXTURE!
While too many accessories can be distracting - just the right amount can be fabulous! This is the time to pull out those adorable bloomers you got or those sparkly shoes. The camera loves texture so even a soft sweater or waffle knit shirt adds interest. And don't forget those hot pink cowgirl boots, soft scarves and those adorable berets!