Ever found yourself agonizing over what to wear in a portrait session (I mean, if it's your wedding day, it's a no brainer)? If your personal stylist is unavailable, here are some tips. 

Out are the days of wearing back and kaki, white and jeans, or matching polos. These days photography is taking on more of a candid, editorial style and you can get fun with your clothing. The goal is to have everyone complement each other, but not be too "matchy-matchy." Try to avoid big logos on t-shirts, but don't be afraid of colors or patterns. 

 Layer, Layer, Layer

Layers and texture look great in a photo. As with all design principals you apply when decorating your home, texture looks fabulous in photos! J Crew and Crew Cuts are great places to seek inspiration when deciding what to wear. By adding a blazer or fun scarf, not only does it make the picture look more complete, you can drop the layers toward the end of the shoot for a completely different look.

Have a Wild Card

I always tell my clients to have someone be the stand out "wild card" in the photos. I like picking a fun, crazy pattern like an animal print or hounds tooth cardigan. You can also have that "wildcard" wear the accent color as their main color. It mixes things up and can pull an entire look together.

It's All in the Details

I can't stress this tip enough! How many times have you heard that phrase: "it's all in the details?" Well..... it's true! Decide your accent color and add that color into your jewelry, shoes, undershirts, scarf, tights and hair bows. It adds that extra flair you need to make for a fun, sassy picture.