What to Wear

Blog Update

Got questions about what to wear? We’ve got you covered with the three C’s.

Color, Comfort, and Connection.

First, let’s talk color. Solids are usually always a winner on the beach and we believe that the colors that photograph the best are the ones that complement the natural surroundings. Think aquas, turquoise, seafoam greens, and sea glass like the water. Blues, corals, and all the pastels like the amazing skies and sunset colors compliment almost all skin tones. Our sand is some of the whitest in the world so all-white outfits may not be our first choice but its defiantly a safe option if you are going for a classic photo. Another thing to keep in mind is the color surroundings of where the photos will be displayed in your home. 

Next, comfort. Over the years I think it’s safe to say we have photographed every possible outfit available from mermaid tails to tuxedos and I’m certain that if YOU feel good about what you are wearing, it’s going to show in the photographs. 

Beach Life Photo sessions are FUN so you are definitely going to want to be comfortable to show off your personality. If your clothes are too tight and restricting or you are worried about straps coming undone, we are going to have a hard time dancing, twirling, and laughing our way off into the sunset.

Wind and temperature are two factors to keep in mind when it comes to choosing materials.  It’s usually pretty windy along the coastline so ladies, thin dresses are usually not the best option as they cling to your silhouette. Our summer months temperatures can still be in the 90’s during the late afternoon and sunset sessions so be mindful of sweat showing through thin materials and choose a fabric that breathes if possible.

Lastly, but perhaps the most important, connection

From large groups to small families, if you have chosen to be photographed in the same frame the chances that you are connected in some way is very high. In that case, you will want to look like you all go together or are “connected” to one another without being too overly matchy. In large groups, we recommend designating a wardrobe coordinator for the group that can help choose the best colors, style or theme.  In smaller families, choosing an outfit to start with will be helpful in setting the tone for the other family members. Steering away from logos, graphic tees, and characters can assure that your photos are timeless. 

Still not feeling confident in your selections? Feel free to send us a photo of what you have in mind and we will let you know if it passes the eye test of our inhouse fashionista ☺


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