General Style Tips
1. Start by showing off your personality! Pick clothes that reflect YOU and make you feel good. If you feel like a million bucks it will make you look like a million bucks! This also means you should choose clothing that fits you well and isn’t too tight or too baggy.
2. Don’t be afraid of color or patterns. Vibrant colors and simple patterns photograph very well and can really make your photographs pop. I do recommend that you stay away from characters, logos, or lettering on clothing as they tend to take attention off your face.
3. Layer! Wear a cute jacket, scarf, vest, scarf, tie, leggings under a skirt, or a collared shirt. While you’re at it think about textures such as leather, corduroy, or denim for added interest.
4. Don’t forget about your feet. Wear socks and shoes that blend in with your outfit. Sometimes it’s best to go barefoot (weather permitting of course!).
Children & Baby Styling Tips
Choose clothes that are fun and comfortable for your child to wear. If your child hates their outfit there’s a good chance they’re unhappiness will show up in their photographs! Remember to avoid characters and writing on clothing. I’ve put together two detailed styling guides, one for boys and the other for girls with tips and suggested places to shop. Check them out! I also have an overview that breaks down styling tips for babies, toddlers, and older kids.
Family Styling Tips
Start with the person who has the most limited wardrobe or is hardest to dress and work from there. Remember that you don’t have to completely match each other! Choose 2-4 complimentary or similar colors and stick with them. For example you could choose jewel tones, pastels, earth tones, or pink and gray. It’s okay to have a few people wear a pattern so long as the patterns compliment each other and don’t make one person stick out from the rest.