Deciding on a photographer for your newborn photo session is an important decision. Once that is done, the next question is what to wear. It is best to start with the mom’s outfit. Choose a color that compliments her eyes and is both comfortable and flattering to wear. Perhaps a dress that is stretchy on top and more flowy on the bottom or a lace top and knee-length or midi skirt could work. For yourself, avoid cap sleeves. Sleeveless is great on toned arms and 3/4 sleeves are universally flattering and slimming. Due to its lack of texture, I don’t normally recommend for adults to wear white colors unless it is lace which photographs really well. When choosing the family’s clothes, keep the same color but choose various hues so you don’t match perfectly. Coordinate, but don’t match is the key. When being photographed in your home, simple, light or earth colored clothing looks best. For example, your husband can wear neutral top like light grey/charcoal grey/light blue and lighter/darker pants and you can wear neutral colors like the hazel green, grey, vintage blue…. Your child could wear a neutral color outfit but doesn’t have to match you exactly. Barefoot? Even better.
Feel free to get your hair and makeup professionally done for a luminous look. As part of the full service, I like to go over the clothing before the session and provide individual feedback to each of my clients. It could be done in person or over the email. Remember, the main focus is you and your family bond 🙂
Take a look at this session below where the family has a coordinating color scheme, but isn’t too matchy-matchy. What a treat it was to have grandma join us for this newborn session and take part in this special moment.
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