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What to wear for your session | Sarah’s Tips | Sarah Tapp Photography

It is SO HARD to figure out what to wear for photos! Coordinating outfits can be tough, but I want to give you a few tips to make it easier!

~ 1st ~ Be COMFORTABLE! The whole point of your session is to make sure you are connecting and having FUN! If you have to constantly be tugging on your clothes or fixing your hair, it’s not fun, trust me! Let me worry about the details and you just focus on enjoying the session! So, while you probably don’t want to wear sweatpants, find some comfy options that you and your family will be comfortable in! Maxi dresses, sweaters, boots, jeans and even casual button-ups for the guys are great options!

~ 2nd ~ Colors! If you have red hair and you look terrible in yellow, then don’t wear it! If you’re like me and you’re super pale, don’t wear tan! Find colors that you guys look good in and coordinate with those! It’s also a good idea not to pick neon or super bright colors. They tend to cast weird color shadows on your faces in images. Also, make sure you pick 1 or 2 neutrals to go with your colors. Neutrals bring everything together and make other colors cohesive!

~ 3rd ~ Patterns! Don’t be afraid to mix patterns! Please, please don’t come in the exact same solid color shirt! Contrast is always better! Just make sure you don’t pick 2 patterns that clash with each other. If you’re wearing a big floral print dress, have your spouse wear a button-up shirt with a small plaid print in a neutral color that matches your dress! Then have the kiddos wear solid colors that go with your clothes!

~ 4th ~ Accessorize, layer and add texture! Bold necklaces, florals, lace, cardigans, scarves, hats, boots, and sandals are perfect to add dimension to your photos! They can often help to tie clothes together and finish your outfit!

And if you still have trouble figuring out what to wear, here’s a link to my Pinterest board for inspiration! You can also always text me options and I’ll give my honest opinion! I love helping couples and families connect and that’s exactly what I want you to experience in your session! So if we can figure out outfits beforehand so you don’t have to worry about it, it’s a HUGE help and then I can focus on getting the best images possible for you!!

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