Every picture tells a story.
One of the most frequent questions I get before a session is, “What should I wear?”. I always hesitate with a response because the answer isn’t as simple as one would think. There are so many factors that play in like will the session be indoors or outdoors? Will it be during the spring or fall? What is the manner of the session? The questions are endless.
To make the answer simple, you can wear anything you please! Clothing is a way to express who you are inside and out, which is what every session is aimed to show. Unless desired, there is no need to rush out and pick up the latest trends to catch the camera’s eye. And quite frankly, many families do not have time for a shopping spree between work, school, sports, activities, and so much more craziness. Whatever makes you and your family happy is ideal!
That being said, if you are still looking for inspiration, here are a few suggestions on what usually works best coming from someone behind the lens:
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything.”– Aaron Sisking
We become so fixated on choosing outfits and making sure each family member’s ensemble has coordinating undertones, we sometimes forget the true meaning behind the session. The time spent and photos snapped are keepsakes to enjoy for a lifetime, and maybe even longer after that. Trust me when I say do not dwell on each little aspect of the shoot and rather take a deep breath and watch the beautiful memories unfold. You’ll soon realize you are doing a great job at navigating through this crazy little thing we call life, one step (or snapshot) at a time.