This is the style guide and how to prepare for your session. This will help if you would like guidance and creates gorgeous final images.
I recommend bringing water, snacks (if needed) and mentally preparing anything you think would be an effective bribe for smiles (if needed).
The following is a style guide for you all! This is for a more formal look when you get into the layering section, but plan 1 to 2 outfits. Most families just do one outfit the entire duration.
Fashion Tips: For Him
The Best Fit
Long, fitted pants and closed-toed shoes are the most sophisticated looks for men. It’s best to leave the shorts and sandals at home, as well as any pants that are loose or baggy. Fitted dress pants or fitted colored pants work best on camera. Nice jeans are great too. I also recommend staying away from graphics and logos.
Layers on men look great on camera. Adding another layer will bring extra dimension and visual interest to your photos. Blazers, vests and coats up the level of any look. You could even consider adding a v-neck sweater with a pop of color from a long-sleeved collared shirt and tie underneath. Don’t be afraid to get a little creative with layers!
It’s All in the Details
Brown leather dress shoes compliment almost every look, but other types of dress shoes are great. Trendy types of shoes work well with styles that match as long as they are fresh looking shoes and not beat up. Whichever style matches his style is great! but please no old tennis shoes or flip flops. haha
Ties, bowties, pocket squares, colored socks, belts, tie clips, suspenders, vests and watches are sharp compliments to any outfit for men and boys alike.
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Fashion Tips: For Her
Don’t Be Afraid to Dress It Up
Have you thought about rocking a romantic gown, tulle skirt or flower crown but just never had an occasion for it? This is your chance to do it up! Remember: There is no such thing as “too dressed up” when it comes to your portrait session, so don’t be afraid to have some fun! Few ladies don’t love having a great excuse to bring a new permanent piece (or two!) into their closet!
Say Yes to the Dress
Dresses and skirts look most stunning because they really flatter every female body, especially on camera — which is probably why the red carpet is always full of so many dresses and not very many pantsuits!
When choosing colors for your outfits, we recommend selecting softer, lighter tones and more muted shades. By avoiding ultra-bright, bold colors, it will help bring all the attention to your faces and let the eye focus on the way you feel about each other. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. That softer color palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments.
CHECK THIS OUT for ideas on dresses you might might opt for: –> https://www.pinterest.com/tiffanyj2009/modest-beauty-what-to-wear/
Flattering Your Features
Heels elongate women’s legs, making them look fabulous. Closed-toed heels in particular look great on camera because they carry out the line of your leg all the way down to your toe. If your toes are showing in a peep-toe heel, you might want to schedule a pedicure before your session so you don’t regret letting your feet show. These little tricks make all the difference!
Make a Statement
Pairing an accessory or two with your outfit can really help bring some extra dimension to your images, and be a nice tie-in when you’re coordinating with a group. Big statement necklaces bring a lot of pop to the photos, while the smaller, delicate ones are not as noticeable on camera.
Hats, belts, bracelets and earrings bring great visual interest, so choose one or two that don’t compete for attention.