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I get asked often," What should I wear?" Well, I'm going to help you with that!


1. Dress for the situation. Just as dressing for weather is important, dressing for the situation is just as important. A fancy black dress and a dress shirt and tie wouldn’t be the most appropriate wardrobe for a forest or grassy setting. More formal wear would be more appropriate for an urban or “big city” feel. I tell my lifestyle and senior clients to wear whatever it is that makes them the most comfortable and confident! Those sessions are meant to be as normal, true to life and every day as possible.

Seniors, I want YOU to be YOU! Tell the world who you are and be confident doing it!


2. Steer clear of fluorescents. They can cast a color on face, hair and necks that is too harsh. I very much recommend going off from primary colors. Blue (navy, royal), Yellow (mustard, sunflower), Red (brick, maroon.) Purples and turquoise are a great accent color, too!


3. If you are planning your session in woodsy or greenery areas, stay away from dressing in a lot of greens. It can be too much and the idea is to separate you from the background and make you pop. Green is also a great accent color, as well. We want you to stand out!


4. Layers! Layers! Layers!! *sigh* I can't say enough about layers, for real. They add a depth to your images like you wouldn't believe. Add a pretty belt to your sundress and compliment it with a pendant necklace. Having your session in the fall or winter? Even better! We're talking boots, chunky scarves and slouchy hats, jackets and blazers, etc.


5. Make sure that when you go clothes shopping for your perfect outfits for your awesome session, purchase clothes that fit. Keep in mind, baggy polo shirts, too long jeans and slouchy jackets can and will look sloppy. Try going for a more tailored look and feel. You want to be comfortable, but you want to look like a ROCKSTAR. And, you can NEVER go wrong with those great pair of jeans! They go with EVERYTHING!

6. If you're stuck and not sure how or where to start with wardrobe, pick an outfit you absolutely love and build the rest around that one.


7. Wear what you're comfortable in! BE YOU. Like I mentioned before, I want you to be as comfortable as possible with yourself and be confident. If you are uncomfortable, it will show in your photos. If you are grumpy, find your happy place, because I will see it and it will radiate in your shots.


8. Dress weather appropriate and please be flexible with the weather. We're in Michigan and we know that we can experience all four seasons in one week. If you had a cute sundress planned for your session and it decides it's going to snow or be 20 degrees cooler, don't fret. Change it up! Add some leggings and boots, put on a slouchy hat and little jacket and you've got one beautiful young lady! The key is be sure you look awesome, but are comfortable at the same time.


9. Matching? No way. Thing of the past. COORDINATING is the cat's meow these days. You can get as creative as you like! For my families, don't have everyone wearing the same exact shirt, same exact color, same jeans, same shoes, etc. No. You won't be as happy with that as you think and I am not that kind of photographer, respectfully. I love when clients choose a wardrobe with two or three main colors and adding pops of color here and there. For example: Mom wearing a purple sweater and a scarf, dad is wearing a gray sweater with blue jeans and little Anna is wearing a yellow sweater with leggings and boots. KILLING IT!! Same goes for my beautiful and handsome seniors! Coordinate!


 If you have any questions about your wardrobe or you would like to get my advice, please don't hesitate to call! I am only a few digits away and I will be as helpful as I possibly can! Send me a hundred texts of pictures of what you're projecting to wear if you want! I don't mind! I love to see it!


I {heart} my clients.

See you on the other side of my lens!