It only needed to happen once in my four years of business as a photographer.
I blame myself for the mistake of not communicating to my client what to wear for their engagement session. Just a few simple tips would have prevented the floral vs. plaid battle that took place on the day of their shoot.  

She wore a beautiful floral dress, he wore an awesome plaid shirt. 

Together this fun, loving couple created a chaotic scene of pattern warfare. The photos were so terrible that not even turning them black + white could fix the issue at hand. At the time I was brand new in my business, and this came as a major hit to my confidence as a photographer. 

Immediately I created a short list of what to wear and what NOT to wear in an effort to NEVER make the same mistake again.

Dressing two for an an engagement shoot can be fun, but planning for the whole family can be a head ache here are three simple rules with some great tips to follow when planning what to wear for your family session.





What to wear to your family shoot.

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