I’ve been fortunate to have children and families in the Dothan Alabama area who are on point with their choices of dressing for their portraits. Typically, it gets busier when it gets warmer out and Spring is my favorite time of year to photograph my clients. Here’s some guidance on how to dress for Spring Summer portraits: Don’t worry too much about making things matchy matchy. It’s more about putting clothing pieces together that compliment each other. Check out these gorgeous triplets below. I had a 1920s/vintage inspired look in mind. It’s definitely not matchy but it looks good together. At one time, it was very much in trend to have everyone matching for a portrait. For today’s styles, it doesn’t work and actually appears dated when this is done.
Check out these gorgeous ladies above. They’re going for a bit of a bohemian look. The style of each outfit is similar and very appropriate for the beach. Again, colors look good together but they don’t match. Tiffany, the mom of these girls has a great eye!
What gorgeous pastel colored clothing! I still would not call this too matchy but it sure does look good together. Great job, Jessica!
Check out these fabulous green pants that Bob is wearing with those cool socks. Bob and Betty ooze style!
Stacey did a great job of putting her families outfits together. Again, it doesn’t match but it compliments.
Ladies, if you don’t like how you’re arms look when they’re photographed then wear something with sleeves that covers up the arm portion that you don’t like. Actually, this is a good rule of thumb for men and women. It doesn’t apply to just arms but any part of your body that you feel may not be as appealing to you. Notice I said it may not be appealing to you. Remember, we are our own worst critics!
Make sure everyone is comfortable in what they’re wearing. If someone has been forced to wear something they don’t like, it’s sometimes reflected in the portraits.
Hopefully the images I’ve shared have given you some ideas on how to dress for Spring Summer portraits. Please feel free to contact me, Kim, for guidance on putting an outfit together to schedule a styled session. Styling is one of my favorite things to do. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-379-6560.