What to Wear Guide | Cincinnati Photographer

I get asked all the time from my wonderful clients how they should dress. So, I decided to put together this little guide along with some examples that will hopefully help ease your stress about the details of your upcoming session. Feel free to e-mail me if you still have questions or want to send along outfit options for my opinion.

Avoid: Matching. The whole white shirt and khakis thing is so 1994.

Instead: Try coordinating! Pick a few colors or even a whole pallet of coordinating colors and fill in the rest with neutrals. Think Jewel tones or spring colors!

Avoid: Big clothing, especially for kids. Our tendency, as mothers, it to buy clothing a little big so it will fit longer.

Instead: Buy your kiddos clothes even a little smaller than you normally would so they don’t look baggy in your photographs.

Avoid: Lots of black or white. And neon. Just say no to neon!!

: Try something a little less extreme. Cream or navy are great options! Even better, add in a pop of color.

Avoid: Small patterns, especially pinstripes. They end up making your shirt look almost wavy.

Instead: Try plaids, florals, or animal prints.

Avoid: Solid, plain outfits.

Instead: Add layers and texture. Corduroy, flannel, lace, cable knit, and denim are fabulous examples of texture!

: Panicking about outfit choices!!!

Instead: Let one person (AKA the outfit picker, herself) find something she feels beautiful in and then chose the other outfits from there.

Here are a few of my very favorite places to shop for great, photo-worthy outfits.

www.oldnavy.com – $$ – great for layering basics!
www.hm.com – $$ – Great for the whole family! If you’ve got a regular to slim guy their guys clothes are on trend and super great! And their boys section is MY FAVORITE!!
www.tjmaxx.com – $$ – If you’re an in-person, deal finder like me this is my go-to store for my personal closet.
www.target.com – $$ – I mean, have you guys seen the kids cat + jack line? Gimme!!!
www.forever21.com – $$ – Senior girls, great deals for your session!
www.modcloth.com – $$$ – I promise you you won’t regret checking this site out. Women of all ages can find amazing dresses.
www.gap.com – $$$ – I mean, duh.
www.hannaandersson.com – $$$ – The little girls in your life NEED a dress from Hanna Anderson.
www.anthropologie.com – $$$$ – Mom’s, a family photo session is the perfect time to Treat Yo’ Self and what better way than Anthro? While you’re in there grab a Capri Blue candle (you can thank me later for the tip).
www.express.com – $$$$ – Fella’s, please go to Express. You’ll be looking so dapper.

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