What To Wear

Ashley Newman Photography

What To Wear

Upon booking a session, many families ask me for advice on what to wear. While every client that I work with gets a specialized Session Guide to help better prepare them for their type of session, it's always nice to get the basics. 
Pairing clothing and coming up with a color scheme can be tricky. 
Here are some tips for preparing for your session: 

-Coordinate colors, but don't match
The days of everyone in a white shirt and blue jeans are over. It's way overdone and unoriginal. Instead, pick one or two colors and try to coordinate tops and accessories. They don't have to match exactly, just have a general scheme. 

-Think about your Home
Do you have color theme going in your home? These pictures will be hanging on your wall- think about how that will look with the rest of your decor. 
You want classic and timeless- these are pictures you will have for years to come! 

-Avoid Patterns
Some pattern is nice, but too much is visually distracting. 
**Instead, spice it up with pops of color, fun accessories, varying textures, layered clothing and colors for a more unique feel!
 
-Look for Clothing Collections
Most clothing shops for children have coordinating collections- check them out! It's an easy way to coordinate without everyone matching exactly. 

-Plan Ahead!
Once you book your session, try to begin planning outfits right away. No one wants to be rushing around the day of their photoshoot trying to find an outfit. Also, plan for haircuts and trying out new makeup before your session, so you are sure everyone looks their best. 

-Say NO To Characters
I know your kids really love Disney, but these outfits can be just as distracting as patterns. 

-Have Fun
Your photographer wants to capture the best version of your family. Come ready to laugh and play!

For my visual learners, check out my pinterest board at: What to Wear to get some fun ideas!