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Matchy Matchy is So Passé: Dressing for Your Session
One of the most frequently-asked questions that I get from clients as they gear up for their photo sessions is "What do I wear?" When most people think family photo session, I'm sure that many have images of families in jeans and a white T-shirt showing off their pearly whites. In fact, at a recent in-studio family portrait photo session organized by my sister-in-law and in which I participated, our dress code was blue top and khakis. I respected my sister-in-law's wishes, but I will tell you right now, that the matchy-matchy thing is definitely not for me (well, that and posed photos). Matchy-matchy is also definitely NOT the type of look you'd want to go for during a lifestyle photography session, in my most humble opinion.
Okay, so what DOES one wear to a lifestyle family photo session, you ask? Here are a few color tips which you may find useful:
As a little aside and caution, be careful when wearing overly-bright and vibrant colors as tops. When you wear a brightly-colored top, the color tends to bounce off of your shirt, and onto your face (or your fellow family member's face). This means that if you wear a bright red shirt, your face might end up glowing red!
With these simple rules in mind, you'll be sure to get a great, timeless look for your family photo session, which you will cherish for years to come!
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