What do I wear to my session?

Have you ever wondered what in the world to wear to your engagement or family session? It can be potentially very stressful! Today, I've compiled some tips to help you decide what will make you look and feel your best!

1. Wear what you are most comfortable in.

This is the most important bit of advice. If you don't feel comfortable in what you're wearing when you come to your session, it will show in your pictures. If you keep tugging at your dress to make sure it doesn't show anything, or you're worried it's too tight, then wear something else. If you're comfortable and feel like you when you wear it, that is more important than anything!

 This adorable family LOVES BYU. So they all wore BYU gear and it was so perfect for them!

This adorable family LOVES BYU. So they all wore BYU gear and it was so perfect for them!

2. Wear colors that match your home or the specific place you're going to display the photos.

If you have a lot of neutrals with pops of red in your house, do something similar with your photos! Then when you print them and display them (which you DEFINITELY should), they'll match your house perfectly! If they're being displayed at your reception, try to match your wedding colors or something that coordinates with those!

3. Use a little bit of pattern, or just solid colors, but not too much pattern.

I always love a little pop of something patterned. But I also love the simplicity of solid, simple colors. So which do you prefer? Make it work for you!

Also, don't go too crazy on the pattern. Mix it up with some solids, so it's not too busy. Otherwise, when you look at the photo, your eyes won't know which pattern to look at, and they'll be too distracted to look at your cute faces!

 In this photo, Kimberly used some stripes and cute patterned hoodies (that she sews herself in a cute Etsy shop). But she was also able to break it up a little with her husband and her wearing neutral colors. I also love that the colors in this location are very warm, and she contrasted by choosing cool colored outfits!

In this photo, Kimberly used some stripes and cute patterned hoodies (that she sews herself in a cute Etsy shop). But she was also able to break it up a little with her husband and her wearing neutral colors. I also love that the colors in this location are very warm, and she contrasted by choosing cool colored outfits!

4. Think about your location before choosing your outfits.

If your background is really green, I wouldn't suggest wearing more green. If there is a lot of color in the background of the location, go with some more neutral colors.

 In this photo, I loved how the trees at Tibble Fork are a beautiful jewel-toned green color and Mary decided to wear a jewel-toned purple sweater. Those colors are so gorgeous together. And Carlos' black shirt adds a really nice contrast to the rest of the colors in the photo and is neutral so it isn't distracting.

In this photo, I loved how the trees at Tibble Fork are a beautiful jewel-toned green color and Mary decided to wear a jewel-toned purple sweater. Those colors are so gorgeous together. And Carlos' black shirt adds a really nice contrast to the rest of the colors in the photo and is neutral so it isn't distracting.

 In this location, the colors were pretty neutral, so their shirts made a beautiful POP of color!

In this location, the colors were pretty neutral, so their shirts made a beautiful POP of color!

I hope this post calmed some of your worries. Most importantly, dress in what makes you comfortable. Then, you can worry about locations and colors and patterns. Remember, you're never fully dressed without a smile. :)