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What to Wear to Your Photo Session | Whitby Photographer

A question I get ask quite often is "What should we wear?" It can be quite difficult to come up with the perfect outfit for your session. Here are some of my tips for choosing that perfect outfit:

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1. Think timeless

These photos are going to be treasured and hang on your walls for years to come, so think of something that can stand the test of time, that's not too bold. I tend to recommend neutrals and I strongly recommend avoiding highlighter colours, they give off colour casts.

2. Think complimenting colours

Think of colours that look really nice together and pick outfits from those colours so the family isn't all wearing the same thing. You don't want to be too matchy-matchy, but you don't want to be totally opposite either.

3. Limit patterns

Too many busy patterns can get distracting and take away from you.

4. Look at clothing collections

Go to stores that have matching collections, or look some up online to get an idea.

5. Think about your background

You don't want to be wearing the same colour as your background of you might get lost.

6. Avoid Logos/Characters

They can be distracting and they can show time.

7. Don't go too fancy, or too laid back

Being too formal I find looks out almost out of place, so I recommend against "wedding wear" unless you're at a wedding.

8. Choose something you feel good in!

Jennifer MacCallum works out of her home studio in Whitby (Brooklin) Ontario, where she has everything needed for your newborn session; props, blankets and accessories, to make sure she is able to style your session in all your favorite colors. Come, relax and let Jennifer do all the work while she poses and photographs your sweet new baby.

Newborn sessions are held within the first 2 weeks after birth. It’s recommended to contact Jennifer when you are in your second trimester to ensure availability. Visit the newborn information page to learn more!

Jennifer MacCallum specializes in newborn and maternity photography, offering all varieties of photography. If you'd like to book a session please contact Jennifer. Her studio is located in Whitby Ontario (Brooklin) but she photographs families all over Durham, including, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Bowmanville, Courtice, Markham and Port Perry.

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