What to Wear to Studio Sessions?
First, decide whether you want to go for a lighter, dark, or more neutral look. Then, choose which backdrop you'd like from the three studio choices below. I will need to know what backdrop you are choosing prior to your session. From there, you can decide on your outfits.
STEP 1. CHOOSE A BACKDROP
Cream - Light
Light neutral tone outfits
White or cream is best
Oatmeal, light gray, tan, blush also work well
Best option for sibling photos
Nutmeg - Medium
Neutral, warm tone outfits
Black or cream is best
Great option for family photos with a warm feel
Gray - Dark
Dark neutral tones or gem tone outfits
Black or dark gray is best
Avoid light colors
Great option for parent/newborn photos
STEP 2. CHOOSE YOUR OUTFIT COLOR PALETTE
White is a very popular choice for family photography and can look absolutely stunning in images if done correctly. Sometimes off-white, cream, or ivory can soften the image and create a more delicate look. Do be aware that your eye will go to the lightest area in a picture, so white jeans will draw the eye and might make you look larger than you are.
Black can be a bit dark for family photography so blue or gray would be a better choice as it’s a bit softer. Certainly don’t dress half the family in black and half in white as that will create harsh contrast problems in your images.
Neutral, coordinating colors. Mix neutral earth tones that go well together but are not exactly the same. Variations and different shades of black, white, ivory, cream, and gray. Some colors have neutral-like characteristics, such as earth tones like sage and olive greens, burnt orange, sand, and shades of blue including navy and denim.
Adding in subtle splashes of pastels or gemtones can also be a great way to bring some color into your photos.
Still need assistance?
As always, I am happy to help you with your outfits. Just send me a message and we can discuss your options!