I was thinking about my family sessions coming up this Fall and all the questions about "what to wear!" So, I went on a hunt and found these quick and easy color palettes from the Eysan Fabrics website. This is a quick and easy format for dressing your family in the fall. Following these groupings will ensure that you will be well coordinated but not "matchy matchy."
I always advise the Mom to get her outfit coordinated first and then build around it. If you're booked with me, please call or text for help. I don't mind at all guiding you and helping you find the perfect arrangement of outfits.
And just food for thought, when preparing for your shoot, think about what you want your overall gallery to look and feel like. Do you want an urban vibe? Then look at ripped jeans, cute booties and a leather or suede jacket? Want something more “girly” for the ladies, then think fitted bodice with flowy bottom on a dress. Movement adds a lot to your photos. Layers also add some interest and depth to your images. Think vests, scarves, denim or leather jackets, hats…wear something that reveals a bit of who you are! And if your child is still carrying a "lovey" around, then bring it. It's part of your family's story right now.
Also think about WHERE you want to shoot around San Diego? San Diego offers so many backdrops from the beach, to something rustic, something a bit more urban. All good things to think about when we are planning your shoot.
And a few other tips I always mention are the following:
haircuts at least a week before to give your hair time to relax into the cut for both guys and girls,
clean nails - this doesn't mean you have to spend on manicures but clean nails are a must,
and, for the ladies, think about getting your makeup done or adding a bit more than usual to add a pop!
What other tips do you want to know about? What are your questions regarding photography or your upcoming shoot? I'm a San Diego Photographer who loves working in natural light with families and high school seniors. So let’s chat and let's get you on the books!
Let's get together and capture this time now. Let's create magic!
And, hey, before you go, please check out my photographer friend, Annika Bloch, who offers Cake Smash Sessions in West London.