6 tips for choosing outfits for your outdoor photo shoot.

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As we shift from splash parks, endless days and Popsicle stained smiles to…….cozy sweaters, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and endless red and golden leaves, I encourage you to start thinking of your yearly portrait session, the documentation of your growing family, and *gasp* your holiday cards.

As a professional family and baby photographer, people often ask me what you should wear for their OUTDOOR FALL PHOTO SHOOT. These are my best suggestions for choosing your outfits for your outdoor photo shoot.best outfits for fall pictures

  1. Matching is out. Coordinating is in.

Coordinating color is what really brings your wardrobe together. Choose a color scheme of at least three colors. Mixing stripes, plaids, solids and florals is okay! Expression is important. We want to see your personality through your wardrobe.

coordinate your outfits

  1. Find a focal point. 

Start with a patterned piece and build from there.  This may be a top that you feel fabulous in, or a plaid button up for your son that will make your heart melt, or maybe even an adorable little floral print dress for your little princess.

  1. Keep your location in mind. 

Where is your session taking place? This location becomes your background. What are the primary colors of this area? If you’re in nature, will you be at a Christmas tree farm (mostly greens), in a field of tall tan grass with mountain views or in the woods with autumn colored trees? Choose colors that look good with the background yet allow your family to stand out from the background.

  1. Where will you be displaying your photos in your home?

I have a large framed print over my fireplace. Each year when I take photos of my children, they always wear colors that blend well with the room.

choosing colors

  1. Layers add depth and dimension.

When putting together an coordinate your outfits, layers are what make the outfit look polished and complete.  Try a cardigan, vest, belt, statement necklace, scarf, hat, blazer, etc. Layers will also allow you to stay comfortable if the temperatures aren’t what you predicted.

add layers to your outfit

Textures photograph nicely.

Play with texture.  Incorporate a mix of different types and weights of materials, a textured knit or maybe a nubby wool coat. Textures add visual interest.

Book a photo shoot for your family.

You’ll get a printed Style Guide, Inspiration Pinterest Board, Phone Consultation and much more when you book a session with me. I still have a few openings available for FALL FAMILY PHOTOS. Shoot me an email and I’ll send you a gorgeous e-magazine with all the juicy details and pricing info!

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