Planning what to wear for your next family portraits experience?

Have no clue what to wear?

Never fear!!!

Here are a few tips to help you out

Julie Clyde Creative’s style of imagery is natural, authentic, and relaxed, so whatever you love, that speaks to who you are and what you love, is a fantastic place to start! What you choose to wear in a nutshell can make or break the look of your session, but with a few tips, we can do this together. We want your images to be timeless, beautiful, and a little sassy too. Check out some tips below.

Some tips on planning your Portrait Session

It can be confusing knowing where to start with outfits. If clothing is noticeable or overbearing in a portrait, it could easily become a distraction. Clothing that does not attract attention to itself is the ultimate goal. It could be the difference between a very successful portrait and just another picture.

Our style at Julie Clyde Creative uses black and white backdrops in the studio to keep you front and centre in your portraits. The best ‘base colours’ to start with tend to be whites, creams, greys, and neutral colour palettes. Incorporating layers and textures in your wardrobes like lace, tulle, and textured materials can work beautifully to break up the clean-cut look.

For outdoor or location sessions the base colours are a great place to start- but think about where you are being photographed. The beach, bush, industrial area? The same principals apply here too. Richer tones look fantastic in the bush whereas softer colours can look beautiful at the beach.

To get the flow going with your wardrobe selection, start with one outfit that you LOVE to wear.

What do you feel $1,000,000 in? Start here!

From there, build from the main outfit.

STEP 1 – Pick out your favourite outfit from head to toe.

STEP 2- Don’t forget to select shoes and accessories to compliment your clothing. Pro tip, if we are outside shooting and you want to wear heels, bring some flats in case your feet get sore or we need to climb a little

STEP 3 – Find clothing for the other members of the family which compliment your outfit. Neutrals are a solid base that will never date. Then add some colour if you wish to break things up.

Always try to avoid logos and bold patterns for portraits where possible. They can be distracting to the eye.  

I hope these few tips help to take the stress out of planning what to wear for your photography session, we have some beautiful dresses, tops and accessories here if it’s feeling all to0 much, simply let me know your size ahead of time and we’ll work together to find the right ‘something something’ for your session.

I want your photography session to be an amazing experience and want to minimize any stress that comes from booking your shoot right through to the delivery of your beautiful forever products to remember this beautiful time in your life because time doesn’t stay still for anyone.

What about my hair and make-up? 

We can take care of all of that for you, so all you need when you arrive is yourself, your outfits, and be ready to be pampered.

We have partnered with beautiful local hair and makeup artist named Kailee who will meet you here at the studio ready to take care of you. If you have an idea of what you would like let her know. Her cost is $100 on top of your session but takes so much stress out of getting ready on your day.

What happens after our session?

Julie gets to work on your images preparing them for your gallery. The best way to first view your images is to pop back to the studio for nibbles and drinks to view them on our screens. It’s a beautiful way to chill out and catch up after your session.

Each portrait package is different so we will talk about what is included and show you what you’re receiving from our time together. Being together means we can show you the most beautiful products to print with should you like any wall art for your home. There is zero pressure, we just love to be with you to see your first look at your images. 


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