Winter is Coming
If you're a Game of Thrones fan, you totally read that title in a slow serious tone didn't you? But in all seriousness, winter is upon us and every year I hear families say that they want an outdoor session but are concerned about the cold. I'm here to tell you, book those sessions and don't worry about the cold. Don't worry about the cold and don't just resort to wearing those bulky frumpy coats. I wanted to make a up a little blurb to show you that you and your family can dress warmly without freezing. I'll also include the link to my pinterest so you can purchase any of these outfits if you see something that catches your eye. So let's get started. Here are my tips for looking great for those winter photo sessions.
1. Layers are Key
This is probably the most important tip. Under armor or long johns are great to wear under your outfits. Just make sure you have sizes that fit snug enough that you won't have any bulging. If you don't have these items or want to skip those, that's fine. You can layer without them. Men, classic flannel shirts or sweaters are great. Look clean and nice for photos and you can wear another t-shirt or long sleeve shirt underneath adding that extra warmth.
2. Bring on the Accessories
When I say accessories here I don't necessarily mean jewelry though feel free to add jewelry into your outfit if you'd like. I'm more talking about hats and scarfs. There are some great options for both that won't muddy up your photo or add too much bulk to you. The goal is to stay warm, but also to still be able to see you, not just a bundle of clothing. Infinity scarves are a beautiful way to dress up, but also stay warm. And they're not only for woman. I've seen sizes for kids too.
3. Outerwear/Coats Are Okay!
Still concerned about the cold? It's ok to wear coats, or jackets, or even gloves! The key is to keep everything color coordinated, not too bulky, and keep with the dressed up look. Here's an example of a fitted coat that is a great look without being too bulky.
I do want to touch on some "do-not's" while we're at it though as well.
If you ever have any questions about what to wear or not wear for your photo session, just be sure to ask your photographer. Part of their job is to help you in every way to be sure your photos are perfect. And while a photographer can make sure every camera setting is right and their editing is on point, if the outfits don't flow or if you just show up in any old bulky coat and snow boot, it is really going to affect how your photos look.
All photos used as examples in this post were from Target. I chose Target because they have great pieces at affordable prices and they always have sales going on. I'm not suggesting you use Target, I am just using their pieces as examples. Walmart, Kohls, JCP, and many other stores would also have these same styles. **I am not being paid by Target to promote their products in any way.**
Check out my Pinterest board for more suggestions or for links on where to buy the items shown in this blog.
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