Fall Sessions: What to Wear

One question I’m asked more than any other is ‘What should we wear for our session?’ Some find it especially difficult to decide what to wear in the fall, as they fear their color choices might clash with the changing leaves. Coordinating your outfits may be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! I’ve put together some tips and inspiration when shopping or browsing your closet for that perfect outfit!


  • Choose a pattern or two main colors.

Choose two colors you love that pair well together and develop the color scheme around them. You can select different shades and hues of the same color family to avoid being too matchy matchy. You can include a brighter color for accent, but use it sparingly.

You may want to start with a pattern instead. If you have a patterned dress that you love or a sweater you want your daughter to wear, pull color inspiration from the pattern and build everyone’s outfits around that. The pattern will tie all of the colors together.

  • Layers!

Layers create visual interest and will keep you warm and cozy while we’re outside playing in the leaves. Think tights, cardigans, blazers, and scarves.

  • Don’t forget accessories!

Pieces like burlap suspenders or a flowery headband for the kids will take your ensemble to the next level of cute.

  • Shoes matter

By no means do you have to buy new shoes for the entire family, but please rethink wearing sneakers or bright orange flip flops.

  • Movement

I love capturing movement in photos. It adds a little extra interest in your images. There’s nothing better than a twirly dress to accentuate all of the playfulness of your little girl! Long flowy sweaters can achieve the same dreamy effect for adults too!

  • Comfort over everything.

Make sure that everyone can move freely in their outfits and feel comfortable while sitting in them. We will do several poses – sitting, standing, walking, laying… You will want to look good AND feel relaxed!



Many of these are obvious no-no’s but everyone can use a refresher!

  • Avoid any clothing with graphics, logos, characters, or labels. This can change the overall look and feel of the photo and can be distracting.
  • You want your photos to be timeless! While trying to stay current and fashionable, do avoid obvious trends that will be dated soon.
  • If anyone needs a haircut, be sure to plan ahead. You may want to let a haircut have a week or so to grow out so it doesn’t have that obviously fresh-haircut-look.
  • Your family does not need to wear a “uniform.” By this I mean everyone wearing the exact same thing – khakis and a white shirt. Or jeans and a black shirt. You don’t all wear the same outfit in real life, so why would you want to frame a photo of it?

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