Clothing can make or break a photo session. But no pressure! Most things recommended below will already be in your closet. It's just a matter of what to choose from that closet! And if you need any additional help, you can always contact Nicole here. She has a few clothing items, too, in case you need it.

To get the best out of your photos, first and foremost, choose clothing that you feel comfortable wearing. If you are not comfortable for any reason, it will most likely show in your photos, which is not what we are going for. The second most important point to remember is to choose clothing that is neutral and solid in color (except plaid and small floral patterns - these are okay!).


Other important things to consider:

Clothing should be free of logos, words, stripes, large graphics and characters of any kind.

Colors to wear: dark green, blue, brown, gray, black, light pink, white, beige and Burgundy. No neon/bright colors, please!

Some other tips:

No need to dress formally. Some of the best photographs are those in flannel and jeans.

Layer your clothing. Bring a scarf and cardigan to layer. Take layers off during shoot to create variety in your images.

Timeless or vintage/heirloom clothing can be a great option (but not required).

Coordinate your colors with family members, but matching completely won't look authentic.

If you are wanting new clothing for the shoot, here are some great sites that align with the tips mentioned:

**Also, you can usually find some cheaper, everyday options at Old Navy. A lot of their clothing line is full of solid colors, small patterns, and free of logos at affordable prices.**

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