what to wear for holiday photos

Don’t know what to wear for holiday photos? Here are some guidelines to go by.

GENERAL TIPS

START WITH ONE PERSON:

It’s way easier to visualize the whole puzzle once you know what one piece looks like! Try starting with mom or daughter, since women’s clothing tends to have more colors and prints.

COMPLEMENT, DON’T MATCH:

The days of all white shirts and khaki pants are over! You want to pick colors that generally complement each other: for example, soft colors (light blue, gray, blush) or warm colors (brown, orange, burgundy), If you want colorful images, then you should choose a more vivid color scheme for your outfits!

LET THE KIDS HAVE INPUT:

If your daughter hates wearing dresses, don’t force her to wear one for picture day. If your son thinks that bowtie is uncomfortable, ditch it. Happy kids make for happy photos!

OVERALL TIPS

COMFORT

Above all, if you feel good, you will look good! Choose clothing that gives you freedom of movement, keeps you warm/cool, and won’t require a lot of maintenance throughout your session.

PATTERNS

Don’t be scared of patterns and prints! They can work great in moderation. Try one statement piece (for instance, a colorful floral dress for mom) and one subtle pattern (maybe tiny polka dots for baby girl), and then keep the rest of the family more simple. 

LAYERS AND ACCESSORIES

These are the quickest way to take your outfits from average to amazing! Think scarves, blazers, cardigans, belts, jewelry, fun socks, and hats.

FITTED CLOTHING

We don’t want your clothing to be too baggy or too tight. Properly fitted clothing looks put together and will show your shape. For women, your upper half and lower half should be balanced: so for instance, blousy shirt + skinny pants, or tight shirt + flowing skirt.

 

CHEAT SHEET

MOM

maxi dresses, fitted tops tucked into long skirts, a-line dresses/coats, skinny jeans, cardigans, blazers, scarves, ankle boots,riding boots, fitted tunics

DAD

blazers, chino pants/shorts, button-downs with sleeves rolled up to elbows, sweaters layered over collared shirts, dark wash jeans, leather shoes/boots, cardigans

GIRLS

everything listed for mom, plus these optional accessories: headbands, hats, bows, rainboots

BOYS

everything listed for dad, plus these optional accessories: suspenders, bowtie, caps, high-top sneakers

If this feels overwhelming, feel free to email me pictures!

kateanntaylor24@gmail.com

 

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Here are some photos I have taken so you can get a sense of my style!

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