Emerald Rue

Session Clothing Options | Two Approaches

  • Jun 24, 2019

Planning Clothing for Your Session

Clients often ask what to wear for a photo or film session. I offer two approaches:

  1. Coordinate & Plan
    Mom, this is your time to shine! Start with one outfit you REALLY like that makes you feel great. Consider the location of the session. If in-home, formal wear will feel out of place.Find clothing for other members of the family that coordinate with your outfit. Neutrals are a solid base which will never date. Add some color if you wish to break things up! Avoid florescent colors.
  2. Authentic
    If you prefer a completely authentic look into your life, do as you would most days. Perhaps let the kids pick their clothes, even if they don’t match. Dress yourself as you would on a normal day. There’s something about an authentic approach that can make for a beautiful look back a few years down the road.

If you’d like more information about how film and photo sessions work, get the complete Session Guide HERE.

Authentic Film

Over Easter weekend, I filmed my family and it’s an excellent representation of the authentic approach. My nieces are independent little ladies (love that!) who insist on dressing themselves. When at the park, they simply cannot waste play time by taking off bike helmets. The result is something we will look back on later in life that would typically be a forgotten detail. Enjoy!