Hello! I am so excited to meet you for your photo session! Now, for the BIG question I know you are asking: What to wear to my photo session? I love to capture real people in real ways, so when it comes to what to wear, my two rules are (1) be yourself, and (2) be comfortable. Here are my top pointers for preparing, dressing and showing your best at your session.

Coordinate colors, not match.

Gone are the days where everyone wears a white shirt and jeans. Instead, pick a few of colors that go well together and choose clothes that match that color scheme.

Color options.

If you don’t know where to start with colors, start with one piece of clothing that you know you want to include and then build off of that piece. For example, if you know you want to wear that green dress you’ve been eyeing, start there, add a blue shirt on your hubby (and, if you are doing a family session, add a pop of orange with your son’s shirt).

Limit patterns.

Pattern is good – I love patterns and think they add a wonderful variety to images! But, too much pattern can be distracting. If you do decide to add a pattern, just make sure that not everyone in the photo is wearing patterns, as it can distract from the final image.

Say no to characters and logos.

I know that your little guy might have a favorite Spiderman shirt, but please skip any characters and logos on shirts for your session. They are often distracting and take away from the final image and your kiddo’s gorgeous face.

Textures, layers and statement pieces.

I love the comfort of a well-fitted cotton shirt. But sometimes it’s great to spice things up with a statement necklace, a scarf, or a belt. Not everyone has to wear a statement piece, but ladies, give yourself a little extra love and wear that cute scarf or necklace you absolutely love!


Men look most masculine in long, fitted pants with close toed shoes. Top it off with an un-tucked button-up or a pull-over sweater and you have the perfect combination.


Women, you have tons of great options. My first choice is always a dress. But if you are not the dress type, then I would suggest a well fitted sweater/blouse paired with jeans/leggings and boots. (And don’t forget a cute scarf or statement necklace!)

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What To Wear To Your Family Photo Session

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