I am being asked about this a lot – so here we go
I love to keep the focus on the subject, and clothing choices should enhance rather than distract from the subject.
It is great when a client shows up in a fun color or bold accessories. Textures and layers really add dimension to a photograph as well. Try to stay away from patterns such as busy shirts with logos or words on them. It looks great when a family chooses shirts or outfits that are all from the same color palette or that complement one another. Little boys look so handsome in jeans, a cute solid tee and bare feet, while girls look adorable in a little sundress and no shoes
Hats, scarves, funky belts, tutus with leggings and chunky jewelry are all fun accessories to consider. If children are being photographed together, clothes that are similar in style give a more coordinated look.
For newborns and babies, I offer a variety of blankets and hats to snuggle them in. Of course, their soft bare skin is just meant to be captured, too!
I always encourage clients to bring fun props – that tells something about the person being photographed. It can be everything from a favorite toy to a sports item or just something fun.
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