The dreaded question… WHAT DO WE WEAR???????

1| COORDINATE, DON’T MATCH
I know. It used to be a thing – everyone would wear the exact same outfit: think jeans and a white t-shirt. A million years ago, we even did it. Don’t do it now. Choose a color scheme – mix and match colors so that everyone flows and coordinates.
2| START WITH ONE PIECE AND BUILD
When I don’t know what colors I want to choose for a photo shoot, I choose one piece and build around it.
3| PLAN IN ADVANCE
The more time you allow yourself to decide what you would like everyone to wear, the more calm you will feel. Waiting until two nights before your shoot is bound to make you feel panicked. What if something you choose doesn’t fit, you can’t find the right shoes or your five year old refuses your chosen outfit? Just give yourself time.
4| KEEP YOUR LOCATION IN MIND
Are you going to be in the city? Surrounded by beautiful foliage? Sometimes you can choose what you are wearing to accent the location.
5| AVOID BEING TOO SEASONAL
Since you ultimately want your pictures to be up all year long, you likely want to avoid being too seasonal, so you may want to skip Santa hats, reindeer ears or Halloween costumes – even if you are taking specific holiday pictures.6) CONSIDER
6| YOUR HOME DECOR
Matching your clothing to your home decor? I know it may sound silly, but this is more about matching your personal style. As you will likely want your pictures to be on display for a very long time, consider if you are normally drawn to bold colors or neutral ones. This will allow your photographs to blend seamlessly with your home permanently.
7| SKIP THE EXXXXXXXTRA PATTERNS
That favorite sweater or scarf or yours? You know the really loud one with the stripes ANNNNNND dots? It might be best to skip it. A little bit of texture or patterning can be a good thing in one place, but if there are multiple patterns in a photo, it can be distracting.
8| THINK TIMELESS
Fashions and styles come and go. You want your family photos to be timeless, so it is best to aim for more of a classic look, not one that instantly dates you. Just as we can easily point to wedding photos from the 70’s and 80’s, noting the hairstyles, the frills and lace, your goal is to have this year’s photographs blend right in. My advice is to choose simple, plain and timeless clothing without logos and avoid large areas of black and white.Amanda_Evans_Nashville_Senior_Photographer17 Amanda_Evans_Nashville_Senior_Photographer5 Johnson6 AmandaEvansImages_Wedding_Photographer Amanda_Evans_Nashville_Tennessee_Photographer18b
Much love + hugs friends,
Amanda

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