What To Wear For An Autumn Family Session To Feel Comfortable and Look Great | by Family Photographer in Geneva and Vaud
The busiest season for family photo sessions is officially started and even if you (and me!) think that we have soooo much time before the end of the year… we are wrong!
These three months will fly by with the speed of light and we will be facing endless Christmas concerts, too long wish-lists from still quite naughty kids, FOOD, new year resolutions (I usually copy-paste) and so on! So much fun is awaiting ahead!
And many families do want to round up the year with a family photo session, because beautiful photographs make the best gifts (actually even not so beautiful – so just take them anyway) and they give you a nice feeling that you you are not missing out.
Those kids just keep growing! We know – this is their job, but why so quick?!!
I am now almost done the booking for September and still have few slots for October and November. Plus I have a special deal for just few more days and I will tell you about it at the end. So read until the end (do not scroll!) and think quick!
There are many worries and concern that every family has before booking a family photographer, but there is one question every mother will ask herself before a photo session: what to wear?
And this is a good one!
There are two things, that are very important for me as a photographer, because they let me create the best photographs for you and your family.
The first: the way you look and feel
You should feel comfortable and look great. If one of those is missing - we might be in trouble! For me the comfort is the priority, but for your mood - the “looking great”-part is indispensable! Sometimes we can quickly fix your outfit during the session to make it more flattering for you, but usually we should check everything before!
The second: how it looks all together
The coordination of outfits should look natural. It is important that your family does not look like a football team! Avoid too similar things, colours and patterns. Not coordinated at all is still much better, than coordinated too much!
These things are very important for me because of my approach to family photography: casual, stress free, spontaneous.
If I were to make a styled family shoot – that would be a completely different story!
Here in Geneva autumn is still very warm and sometimes we do summer looking sessions in September, if my clients wish so.
But if you want to have more of an autumn feel, please add some stylish autumn accessory: (fedora) hats, sleeveless vests, cardigans, sweaters, (rain) boots, scarves etc.
Layers look interesting and stylish in photographs and they will let you add variety into photos, because we can always remove something and put it back.
With layers you should make sure, that the over-layer is always wider/bigger, that the layer underneath.
NOTE: If you think you are not slim enough – do not use more them two layers. Adding a big scarf might be enough!
Please mix different textures! You can choose to wear total jeans, which is OK, but with other texture, please do add something!
So DO NOT wear: total leather, total knit, total velvet etc.
You can mix jeans with anything.
Plus it is good to mix:
- light and heavy textures (for example, tweed and silk)
- shiny and matt textures (for example, leather and viscose)
- smooth and rough texture (for example, cotton and chunky knit)
NOTE: If you think you are not slim enough – avoid shiny and rough textures.
It is really good to add colours to your outfits for an outdoor autumn session!
If you are having your session, when the most of the leaves are still green, please add yellow, orange, red and brown.
If the leaves have already put on their autumn colours - blue and violet outfits would complement them nicely!
If you would like to go deeper into colour coordination, please read this blog post!
NO MATTER WHAT - PLEASE DO NOT
1. DO NOT: Choose outfits, that are too match-y.
2. DO NOT: Wear too tight or small clothes.
Thank you for reading!
Do YOU have questions about choosing outfits?
If so please let me know in the comments and I will make an additional post!
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