Q: What should I wear? Can I change clothes during the session?

A: Families – I recommend simply trying not to clash! Matching isn’t required, but make sure that your colors complement each other. With large groups, the same rule applies, and the smaller units within the group may want to match, with each separate unit complementing the others. When planning for groups, the one and only rule – the person in the brightest color will always stand out. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, if that person is meant to be the center of attention for the day, but always keep that rule in mind when choosing attire.

Children – comfort is definitely key! Kids are happiest when they can run and jump and sit, so just make sure to bring an extra outfit or two (just in case!).

Seniors – feel free to bring as many clothing changes as you’d like. I’ll help you pare down a bit on the day of the session. Typically, you’ll want to bring something casual, something a bit more dressy, and possibly even a shirt/tie/jacket for guys and a dress/skirt/blouse for gals.

Ultimately, you should think about where you want your photos displayed before deciding on your clothing choice for the day. If you are trying to fill the void above your fireplace, and you have a neutral palette in your home, then a punch of color may be just the ticket! If you’re aiming for a framed print to give as a gift, and the recipient’s home is decorated in burgundy, then please don’t arrive in day-glo orange from head-to-toe! :)

People ask me this question frequently, and my one and only rule-of-thumb? Be comfortable!

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