What Not To Wear!


One of the questions I am asked most frequently by my clients is “What should we wear?” And it’s no wonder! Your photographs are an investment, and in addition to adorning the walls of your home and probably your Christmas card, they will be passed down for generations to come. It is understandable that you want to look your best! I have compiled a few tips here that I am hoping will help you feel less overwhelmed when it comes time to pick out your wardrobe for your next photo session.

  • Wear what you are comfortable in. This will show in your photographs. Long, flowing dresses look good on mom and girls. Does you daughter want to wear her tutu? Let her! Being comfortable translates to ease and confidence in front of the camera.

  • Neutral colors work best. I believe that the focus of your photographs should be you, your family and the love and emotion between you. The focus should never be on what you are wearing. Choose clothing that is grey, cream and beige. Avoid white as it makes most people look too pale. If you want to add in color, choose pale pastels. Red almost never photographs well.

  • Small prints can be fun but avoid large stripes and prints.

  • Think texture. Add a thick sweater or vest. Put on a few extra pieces of jewelry. Put a flower crown on your princess.

  • Coordinating outfits work, matching outfits don’t.