Jacksonville, FL Photographer {What to Wear- Holiday Sessions}

I get a lot of questions regarding what kind of suggestions I would give for clothing options for different sessions, so I decided that it might be time to do a what to wear blog post with different ideas. When choosing your outfits, I always suggest coordinating, but NOT matching. Coordinating colors and patterns give the most pleasing look in images. It also ensures that each individual can stand out with their own sense of style. When matching outfits are used, everyone blends together. While that can be a look some desire, most of my clients prefer to coordinate instead of matching so everyone is comfortable in their own style.

I usually suggest starting with one person’s outfit, and then building from there. For example, you have a super cute dress for your toddler daughter that you want her to wear. Start with that, and then pull elements of her outfit into mom, dad, and siblings clothing options. Maybe there is a hint of yellow in the dress, so mom can wear some yellow jewelry, or even a yellow scarf.

Another thing I love in images in TEXTURE. I love a great textured sweater, or dress. Textures look great in images. Whether its a classic cardigan sweater, or a lace dress, or a fuzzy shirt, I love them all.

One more idea to keep in mind is layering. Layering not only creates a texture look, but it can also create several different looks to your images if you remove or add different layering options. Layering options can be a jean jacket, a scarf, an overshirt, etc. Layers are super awesome in photos!

To help with different ideas I put together several ideas for coordinating outfits for families so you can have a visual guide. Please keep in mind, these are only to give you ideas. Take them and then have fun creating your own outfits to suit your personal style! Feel free to pin them to pinterest if you’d like so you have a quick reference guide.

I love the idea of a neutral base, with a fun pop of color. I chose aqua here, but you can chose any color you prefer!
Jacksonville, FL Photographer What to Wear

You can’t go wrong with a classic holiday look for Christmas photos. I love the pairing of the red and cream here.
Jacksonville, FL Photographer What to Wear

I’m a big fan of coral and seafoam green so I paired the two and came up with this super cute and fun family idea.
Jacksonville, FL Photographer What to Wear

Another color that looks amazing in photos, is green. You really can’t go wrong with it. I chose to use the green as more of a pop color and put it with creams and browns to really make the green pop.
Jacksonville, FL Photographer What to Wear

I love this look as well. Its neutral, but still has enough texture and pizazz to be interesting. I am a big neutral fan, so this is one of my favorite looks.
Jacksonville, FL Photographer What to Wear

I love yellow! Its a new favorite color of mine to photograph. I really love the look of a butter yellow and love the way a mustard photographs. Its just so HAPPY. I like it paired with denim, but it could do with brown, navy, or even a cream and still be beautiful!
Jacksonville, FL Photographer What to Wear

I’m also including just a couple ideas for my twinkle minis coming up.

I love holiday pjs with twinkle minis. I prefer the look of pjs with patterns instead of ones with characters. Remember, however, these are your images and should reflect your style!
Jacksonville, FL Photographer What to Wear

Another option for twinkles is to embrace the gold and really dress your little one up. I love the look of gold on gold with the twinkle background. Very tasteful and classic.
Jacksonville, FL Photographer What to Wear

Remember, if you ever have any questions on what your family should wear, or if you just want my opinion on your choices, feel free to email me Amanda.dennette@Gmail.com That’s what I’m here for. I want you to have the best photographic experience with me. :)

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