How to pick outfits for your family photo session
Are you planning a family photo session in Vancouver? Well, there's one thing you can count on in this beautiful city - the weather will be unpredictable. Rain, sun, wind, or all three, you never know what the day will bring. But don't let the weather put a damper on your styling game. With some strategic planning, you and your family can look fabulous and stay comfortable, rain or shine. In this article, I'll share some handy tips and ideas on how to dress for Vancouver's unpredictable weather during your family photo session. From layering to classic pieces to embracing rain gear - I've got you covered. So grab a cup of coffee, and let's dive in!,
1. Layering is Key
To beat the unpredictable weather in Vancouver, layering is key. Not only will layering protect you from sudden rain or wind but it also provides you with the option to remove layers when the sun comes out. Start with a base layer of breathable fabric such as cotton or linen, which will keep you cool in case the temperature rises. Add a mid-layer like a cardigan or light sweater that can easily be tied around your waist. Finally, top with a jacket or coat that is water-resistant or windproof. This way, you can easily adapt to any weather changes while keeping your style game strong.,
2. Embrace Rain Gear
While layering is essential when dressing for Vancouver’s unpredictable weather, it won’t hurt to include some rain gear in your outfit choices. If your photo shoot is in April - June or Sept - October, don’t let a sudden downpour ruin your family photo session! Instead, embrace stylish rain gear that will not only keep you dry but also make a fashion statement. Invest in a raincoat that is both functional and fashionable. You can opt for a classic trench coat or a trendy parka (for those cozy Fall family photo shoots) that is both waterproof and wind-resistant.
Don’t forget to bring an umbrella along as well! A clear bubble umbrella not only keeps you dry but also allows for great photo opportunities. Embracing rain gear just adds a layer of protection, so you can still look great for your family photo session. That being said, on questionable weather days I always pack my clear umbrellas for clients to use!
3. Choose Classic Pieces
Now that you’ve got the layering and rain gear covered, it’s time to choose classic pieces for your family’s photo session. Classic pieces never go out of style, and they look great in any setting. Think neutral colors, like navy, beige, and cream, which will look timeless and will complement the natural surroundings. Avoid neon, graphic t-shirts and baseball caps that will take away from the focus of the photo – your family. Stick to basic pieces like a tailored blazer, and slacks, crisp white shirt, or a simple dress. By choosing classic and timeless pieces, you’ll create a cohesive look that will stand the test of time.
4. Incorporate Textures
Ready to take your classic pieces up a notch? Incorporate textures to add depth and dimension to your clothes, ensuring your family looks their best for the photoshoot. Textures can be anything from knitwear, denim, leather, silk, or lace. Experiment with different fabrics to create a visually appealing outfit, which will look great in the pictures. Since neutral colors work best during the photoshoot, choose textured clothes in black, navy, white, or beige for a timeless look.
Adding textures to your clothes is an excellent way to incorporate your personality into the outfit without making it too loud or overbearing. For example, if you love wearing denim, opt for a denim jacket that can be layered over a simple tee or a dress. Similarly, you can wear a lace skirt with a basic blouse for a feminine touch. When mixing textures, make sure you create a balance, so one texture does not overwhelm the other.
Incorporating textures into your outfit is not just about looking good in pictures. It can also help you feel confident and comfortable during the shoot. The different textures and fabrics can make you feel more relaxed and at ease, which can reflect in your pictures as well.
In conclusion, dressing for Vancouver's unpredictable weather during your family photo session doesn't have to be a challenge. By layering, embracing rain gear, choosing classic pieces, and incorporating textures, you can create outfits that are both stylish and practical. Remember, the key is to be prepared for any weather condition, and with these tips, you'll be ready to capture those precious family memories rain or shine. As the saying goes, "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." So, let's dance and create some amazing photos!