Photography sessions are an investment, an investment you want to last a lifetime and styling is a huge factor in making your photos come together and withstand the test of time. Below I have listed helpful hints on planning for your session, as well as some retail outlets here in Edmonton as well as online to make your buying experience a positive one.
Gone are the days of denim and matching white tee shirts. You will want to select a colour scheme and within that colour scheme mix and match your pieces to compliment that scheme. Stick with classic neutrals that compliment you and your family. Keep in mind less is more.
Textures and Layers
Incorporating different textures and layers into your outfits will add dimension and depth to your photos. Don’t be afraid to add a scarf, knit sweater, fur vest or a wide natural textured belt and don’t forget to accessorize with something to give your photos a personal touch.
Plan In Advance
Keep in mind the location. This is crucial for making sure your theme comes together. A black mini skirt in a outdoor/natural setting doesn’t quite fit, if you see what I’m saying! If you are planning for a scenic nature setting, incorporate warm neutrals, soft browns and maybe a contrasting colour, such as mustard or burgundy as they will balance each other well.
The Season is also very important and will set the stage for the type of outfit you select. If it’s winter, warm neutrals are again a great option, for fall, greens, oranges and mustards are a beautiful combination to the changing season and for summer creams, blushes, whites, greys and soft blues.
Lets not forget about the shoes! Shoes are just as important as any other article of clothing and can easily complete and compliment an outfit. Toss the sneakers aside and op for a semi dressy option (i.e. loafers/boots etc)
Clothing To Avoid
There are certain patterns/graphics that really stand out in photos and take the focus away from you and your family. Large logos,patterns, graphics and brand names should be avoided. This will also aid in dating your photos.
Recommended Places To Shop in Edmonton
Shades of Grey Boutique
Whos Cares Wear
Yo Momma Maternity
Recommended Places To Shop Online
Thank you so much for reading!