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Matchy Matchy is So Passé: Dressing for Your Session

July 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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:

  1. Wear similar hues: soft or dusty colors, vibrant colors (avoid for tops - see below for more), neutral colors.
  2. Complimentary: Colors that are opposite on the color wheel, such as blue-orange, red-green, purple-yellow
  3. No Correspondence: This doesn’t mean have one child in a fancy dress and another in a swim suit. The idea is for everyone to be dressed in a similar style. So this means that you either all go for a dressy look or all casual. The trick here, however, is to go with lots of color variation

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!

Rainbow (www.umlaphoto.com)


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