• Corinne Isabelle Photography


I often get asked by my clients what they should wear to their photo session so I thought I would put together a blog post full of helpful tips and outfit inspiration!

This was my first time putting together these outfit collages and I actually enjoyed it so much! Some people hate picking out clothing and putting outfits together for a group of people, but I love it! So if you're one of those people who dreads getting your family dressed up for photos, let me do the work for you! Then all you have to do is show up and get ready for a fun session! If you don't mind curating your families outfits for photos then feel free to use these options as inspiration for your next session!

Now, before you start browsing I want to mention one thing. I certainly don't want you to think you have to go on a big shopping spree and get all new clothing for your photos. Use these outfits as inspiration and examples of what colors photograph well, how to mix colors and how to add in patterns. Shop your own closet and don't be afraid to try on things you might normally not gravitate towards.

Okay! On to my 5 helpful tips for dressing yourself and your family/loved ones for your next photo session!

1. Neutral colors generally photograph better for a clean and bright style

Neutral colors, think ivory/grey/light blue, usually photograph better for my photography style than darker, more saturated colors. I also think that when you wear neutral colors for your photos the resulting images are classic and timeless. So if you really enjoy the images that I produce I would consider leaning towards this type of style.

Lots of neutrals with modern and understated prints

2. Choose colors within the same color temperature

Try to decide whether or not you want to wear a cool versus warm color scheme. I think both are fine options, but you want to pick one or the other. If you want a warmer color scheme, choose colors like ivory/burnt orange/maroon etc. like in the photo below. If you would rather a cooler color scheme opt for more blues/grey/white.

Warm neutrals with an earthy feel

3. Limit patterns to one or two people

I think that with patterns, less is more. In general solid colors photograph better, however I really love the little pop of interest that a pattern provides. Avoid super tiny prints, like checkered print or very thin stripes. These small patterns can often end up look strange in photos even though they look great in person.

Pretty blues with pops of yellow and fun patterns

4. It's better to over dress than under dress

When in doubt, go for the dressier option. Choosing between light washed, distressed jeans or darker wash denim? Go for the dark wash denim. Deciding between that t-shirt or the button down? Go for the button down. I think for the most part you won't ever regret getting too dressed up for photos!

*Now I do want to make an exception. Let's say your dressier option is a button down shirt that is just so itchy and tight around your arms. In that case I would choose comfort over the style. You will look so much better and enjoy the experience so much more if you are comfortable in your clothing!

Refined and classic colors

5. Add visual interest with texture

A great way to add interest to your outfits without having too many distracting patterns is to add texture! Opt for clothing that may have ruffles, smocked details, or add a soft cotton cardigan over a silk dress. Adding in a few textures is a great way to make an outfit visually appealing, but not distracting to the eye.

Romantic colors with touches of texture

And there you have it! My 5 tips for putting together your spring and summer photo outfits! I hope you found this helpful!

My ultimate goal is to give you inspiration so that you can show up, not worried about your outfits and get ready for a fun photo shoot!



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