How to Plan Your Outfits for Your Photoshoot


Planning your photoshoot outfits, especially if you have young kids, can be a daunting task. Here are some tips on what to keep in mind on what to wear and color palette ideas to help make your styling fun!

  1. Think about the location of the shoot. If it's outdoors think about what your footwear will be. This can help decide the vibe you want for your whole outfit. You most likely won't be rocking stilettos on a hiking trail or the beach, so find something that suits the location.
  2. Think about YOUR style. Do you like long, flowy dresses? Or do you like more basic pieces with a statement necklace or other piece of jewelry. Dress in your style so you can feel comfortable in front of the camera. This will help you appear more relaxed in your photos.
  3. Pick something that doesn't need to be constantly adjusted. Think pulling up a strapless dress, pulling up a low cut top, or hiking up low rise jeans. If you're okay with bare midriff, rock it! But if not, be mindful in what you wear so you're pulling down your shirt to cover your stomach.
  4. Find a color palette that suits the location or time of year. Earth tones and creams? Awesome! Maybe more in a holiday spirit? Go for it! Scroll down to see a guide of color palette ideas.
  5. Prints. I like to generally say avoid them, but there are some exceptions. If someone is really into a dress or shirt that has prints in it and insists on wearing it to the photoshoot, let them! Use that patterned piece to go off of when picking your color palette and outfits. Also, sometimes patterns are adorable on little kids for their Christmas cards in dresses or Christmas PJs.
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