So here's the fit...
When it comes down to it, the emotion in the images of you being entirely yourself, is what is going to draw you and others into the image for years to come. I've created these guidelines to help you out here and there. Honestly, I am 97% of the time in joggers, some nike's and an oversized t-shirt. That 3% knows what it's talking about though! The most important thing is that these images represent who you are right now, 20 years down the road. It's not about the clothing, it's about the passion. I'm not about putting anyone's style in a box, but I will let you know what will look best for your location and the vibe you're trying to achieve.
It's always good to have options!
When planning for our session, I always advise toward pulling a few options. I'd stick to 3 tops and bottoms! Be sure to think about how easy these things are to interchange with each other. In the instance that we are in the woods somewhere, you could be changing behind the spare towel from my car like we're kids at the beach again or in the car pulled off the side of the road. Of course, I will let you know beforehand what the changing situation is like. Sometimes, something as simple as adding a jean jacket, cardigan or even a hat can make the biggest difference! If you don't really want to go through the trouble of changing or even picking outfits, just pick one! All I ask is that you shoot me a picture of it beforehand so I can be sure it flows with our location.
This is you, now.
These images are going to be something like a time capsule of who you are, right now. The love you hold. The smile you show. They’re all little details of you. Flow is so important. I want you comfortable in any situation we find ourselves in. If every day you wear crocs and an old t-shirt with paint on it because that is what you’re the most comfortable in, wear that. Unless ya know, we’re going for a classy GQ look. Then maybe don’t, but definitely bring them to change into!
Accessories & Props
Nope, not talking about a big chunky chalk board or any over sized letters representing your last name. I'm talking about the really fun things that can be as subtle as a hat or scarf! Or even the really sentimental things that might just mean a lot to you that you want to add. Another favorite accessory could be your pup or even stuff for a picnic! They don't have to be cheesy and something you saw on a hallmark card the other day in the store. Make it your own. Wear t-shirts you got at your first concert. Blankets to get cozy in. Hats that make you feel fancy. Things that are unique to you and will make your session stand out.
Hair & Makeup
In Home Sessions
When shooting in home, all of the above is true, except I always say the more skin showing, the better! You’re in your home, so get comfy! I always tell my clients to act like I’m not even there. I know I walk around my house with no pants on, so if you do too, then do it!
In home sessions are especially meant to be all about you, in your home, doing what you love. This can be you + your partner, you with your children, the whole family surrounding the newborn.. whatever it may be, make it comfy.