{5 fashion tips on what to wear for your portrait and engagement session}

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January 3, 2020

1. Be You

Most important….BE YOU! We know that you want the best portraits possible and you have seen the most adorable session and want to copy it. That’s great! But use it as inspiration and don’t wear something that you will be uncomfortable and self-conscious in. It will show. Our collaborative goal is to show the most authentic you, not just from the inside but from what you are wearing. You are perfect the way you are and we want to showcase YOU! Below are some helpful guidelines to help you wear what makes you feel the best, the most comfortable, and the most like yourself.

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2. Step It Up

Wear what you would normally wear but step it up a notch. What does this mean? If you normally wear jeans and a t-shirt, go for it! Wear it for your session. But add a little more flair to it. Add a necklace or scarf or some adorable shoes to add some character so that you shine through.

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3. Coordinate- Don’t Match

Start with a basic color palette.  Pick out one outfit (we suggest Mom’s or the kids) and then coordinate everyone else from there. It can be a neutral or bright and colorful. However, be careful, you don’t want everyone in a bright color. That would just make your family look like a Beneton ad. You want to stick with the same tonal range with a pop of color. So if you are in a purple dress, have your husband be in a neutral color such as grey. Stay with the pop of color and neutrals or complimentary colors or the same tones of color. You want to make sure to coordinate but not be matchy match.

I love soft pastels with a pop of color, it always photographs well.

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4. Accessorize

Add a little character with a statement necklace or any jewelry. Scarves, hats, bow ties, vests, hair accessories, etc. make a great addition to your outfit. These things will help make everything feel polished. But don’t let the accessories take over or clash. Accessories are also a good way to help you interact for your photos. Playing with your scarf, wrapping in a blanket, or pulling in your husband for a kiss by his jacket can be a playful moment that’s great to capture. If you have any questions bring it along and we can play with it.

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5. Layers and Textures

Jackets and shirts with cardigans underneath or a jacket over a dress can bring such beautiful dimension to the photographs. Be sure to bring options such as these to try out and see if they work.

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After you read the important top tips on what to wear lets talk about booking your session. With the holidays just around the corner time is running out to capture your images for your holiday cards! Email us today to book your session.

P.S. We still have some mini sessions left! Don’t let 2015 slip by without capturing your loved ones!

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