I am a pinterest addict. I admit it. Does anyone know of a local self-help group for this type of addiction? JK
While I was browsing I found this clothing guide and thought it would a great starting point for those struggling with that “what to wear for my pictures” dilemma.
All styles can be found at Gap and Old Navy.
It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t give Miss. Lina credit for this. Thanks Lina!!!
And here are some other tips to help you get started::
1. Try to stay away from white, if possible. If you just bought a beautiful white smocked dress for your little girl, or your all-time favorite sweater is white, then by all means wear it, but otherwise, move on to something with a little color. White sometimes can wash people out.
2. Pick a color palette of 2-3 colors and stay within those shades. You can use different patterns, but make sure that at least a few people in solids.
3. Think about your background. If your session is going to be in the green grass in the middle of a park, pick a color palette that will contrast with that green, like a red or pink or blue.
4. Try not to get too trendy. Don’t get me wrong – I’m all about some trend – but usually not for the family portrait. Think stylish rather than trendy. You can always add some flair later on in the session.
5. Keep it comfortable. It has been my experience that when kids (and husbands!) are comfortable, they take better pictures. Again, you may love that smocked dress, but if she doesn’t smile in it, is it worth it?