⚡Choose your palette first
Pick a palette of 3-4 colors. Let this be your starting place.Think in terms of tones: blue tones, earth tones, neutrals, pastels, etc. Everyone in the family can express their own sense of style within the chosen colour palette, and the whole group will coordinate beautifully.
⚡Don’t match. Coordinate!
I tell my clients they need to coordinate, not match, when they are deciding what to wear for photos. I tell them to start with themselves pull colours from their outfit to dress and layer everyone else. Layering can make a huge difference in tying in all the colours. Hats, jewellery etc to make the style more you?
If they still need help, I will send them to my pinterest board with many examples.
⚡Choose neutral clothing
For at-home newborn which are typically taken on the big bed, I always recommend wearing cotton t-shirts, beautiful dress, linen pants, no shoes and loose and comfortable clothing. Staying neutral in a bedroom setting keeps the photos simple and soft with the focus on the connection and emotion between everyone. And don’t forget about the bedspread! If it’s really bright, has a distracting pattern, or maybe it’s a little drab, take it off and stick with light coloured sheets instead. If not head to dark Grey or white bedspreads.
⚡Choose colours from your home.
Sessions that take place in the comfort of the home. I suggest to dress to coordinate with their home. Is your home light, bright and airy or moody and dark? What colours do you decorate with? What style do you lean towards? I also suggest to dress with no logos showing (all sessions), if possible, to enhance the timeless feel.
⚡Fit your style to your location.
Always keep your session location in mind when choosing your outfit. If your session is happening in a industrial setting, dress up a bit with a pair of those killer heels and a fancier outfit than you’d normally wear to match the vibe of the city. If you’ve selected a more natural environment, choose something a bit more casual such as a maxi dress and opt for casual footwear like flat sandals or boots.
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