What to wear is the most commonly asked question by parents whose children have signed up for a modern school photo session against a black background.
Now, if you’re anything like me, you will wake up the morning of your child’s session and realize that the only clean thing in their closet is the Halloween costume from last year, and the neon orange rec center t-shirt. Furious laundry basket diving will ensue to find the “cleanest of the dirty stuff”. Right?
Simple is best
The best thing to wear is a simple light to medium toned (not too dark), one or two-coloured shirt/dress with no writing or logos. Although I know that it can be tough when all your kid wants to wear is that one Paw Patrol shirt for 5 days in a row, as soon as there is text or pictures on the shirt, your eye will just naturally go to that, in stead of lingering on your child’s beautiful face as it should be.
Textures like knits, or shirts with details like buttons or collars, are also great to add some interest.
Patterns are great too if that’s your preference – think plaid, stripes, floral.
Avoid very dark and black clothing
Please do not wear solid black, as this will blend into the background too much and create a spooky “floating head” effect! We were able to save this young lady with a scarf, but it will show you what happens if you wear a black shirt…
For siblings, stay away from exact matches, but feel free to coordinate colours and patterns that go well together. Don’t let both kids wear patterns – if one wears a pattern, choose a colour from that pattern and let the other one wear a solid in that colour.