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What NOT TO WEAR TO A PHOTO session!
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February 15, 2022
Has this ever happened to you? It’s the night before our photography session and the weather calls for clouds, maybe a few rain showers. It’s okay because I’ve got you covered with some awesome tips on how to prepare for a cloudy photo session to make it turn out as good as it can be!
Nashville, TN certainly has its fair share of cloudy days.
While it does make me appreciate the sun much more when it comes out, I’m really not against a cloudy day session. When it’s cloudy, I’ve learned to just embrace it. There are many reasons why a cloudy or overcast day can look amazing!
Colors – Wearing some warmer colors on cloudy days adds a needed pop of color to your photos and also keeps the photo from looking too dull and cool. Opt for some colors with some neutrals if you can. Avoid too much black as it quickly makes everything feel dull, and stay away from neon or anything TOO bright, as it will cast colors onto the skin.
Dress Appropriately – Sometimes clouds don’t always mean cold weather, but sometimes it does. We don’t want the kids to be cold, we want them happy and ready to play! So make sure everyone has layers ready to go. If the girls are wearing dresses, make them maxi dresses and add leggings or tights underneath. Knit cardigans or open sweaters look amazing with dresses and add texture. Have the boys wear long pants, long sleeves, and/or sweaters.
Shoes & Socks – Consider tall socks for the boys to help keep their ankles warm. If it’s going to be wet outside, rain boots can look super cute and maybe we can splash in some puddles at the end! If it’s going to be cold, try not to dress anyone in sandals, because that’s just going to be a recipe for complaining. Always avoid athletic shoes because they just don’t look the best in photos.
Frizzy – When it’s cloudy, there is usually a lot of moisture in the air, and that may lead to hair that is frizzier than normal (this tends to happen to me!). You can try putting a small amount of argan oil on your hair after you shower. Or some other anti-frizz product.
Hairstyles – I love it when hair is down and loosely curled for photography sessions, so if that is doable, then I always recommend that style. And if it ends up windy, it will look beautiful blowing around, I promise! Just try not to have any styles that are tight or slicked back. I’m all about loose, free-flowing hair!
Whether we end up with cloudy skies or golden evening sun, your family photography session in Nashville, TN or Greenville, SC will be amazing because you will be there having fun with your family!
I hope this helped you feel more confident going into a cloudy photo session. If you’re interested in booking a session with me, you can head on over to my pricing page, or message me directly. Hope to hear from you and create some happy memories with you and your sweet family!
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