- Steer clear of fluorescents. Fluorescent colors tend to color cast on faces, necks and hair. They’re harsh sometimes. I always recommend versions of primary colors. Yellow (mustard), red (maroon, brick), and blue (navy, royal).
- Also be wary of wearing a lot of green when having photos taken in grassy/wooded areas. It’s just too much green. Green as an accent color is great, though! You want to stand out amongst all the greenery you’re surrounded by.
- Wear what you feel good in! Adults, this tip is for you specifically. If you aren’t comfortable in what you’ve chosen for pictures, it will show.
- Layer, layer layer! Layers add dimension and depth. In the summer? Layer your dress with a cute belt and necklace. In the fall and winter? cardigans, belts, statement necklaces, scarves, hats, blazers, etc.
- Pick clothes that fit well! A tailored look comes off extra well in pictures.
- Dress for the weather, and be flexible.
Tips for Families:
- Coordinate! Stay away from perfectly matching (think everyone in a white top and blue jeans), and instead try to pick 3 colors that you like and think go well together, then have everyone wear something different featuring one or two of those colors.
- Pick a focal point. This is especially useful if you have an item of clothing for one family member that you absolutely want to use, but are not sure what do to about the rest. Look at the colors featured in that item, and go from there!
- It’s perfectly alright to mix up prints and textures. Or even styles!
Tips for Women:
- Maxi dresses are flattering on every body type. Add a belt or a statement necklace with strappy sandals for the summer, or a belted fitted cardi and a scarf in the fall.
- Skinny jeans are flattering on most women, even the curvy ones! To elongate your legs, pair them with cute heels or wedges.
- Take a friend shopping with you. They will see you better than you see yourself when trying on clothes. If he/she tells you it looks great,believe them! We’re our own worst critics.
- Flaunt your best asset. I’m self conscious about my stomach and upper arms, but I like my shoulders, neck, and legs. So, I feel most comfortable in a shorter dress with a lower neckline, or skinny jeans with a flowing scoop-neck top.