Heading into your photo session with ZERO idea what to wear? GURL. Literally me. But for some reason when I’m not the one in front of the camera, I can pull together outfit ideas like it’s no big deal. And not only outfits: how about a photo session that’s outside the norm of person/couple + park + golden hour? Because why shouldn’t your session be fun?!
One of my favorite places to find clothes that fit my personality is ModCloth. I also love that their clothes are available in plus sizes and that they are body positive in their use of models of all sizes. Since my dog ate one of my beloved Saltwater Sandals, I found myself browsing the rest of the ModCloth site after I added new sandals to my cart, and I was inspired to put together an outfit/photo session pairing (sort of like a wine and chocolate pairing without the calories) for you to look through.
So forget about everything you think you know about photo sessions (in a nondescript park; against a white wall) and photogenic outfits (no patterns; neutral) and let’s get our quirk on! An engagement session in an airplane hangar? Headshots at an ice cream parlor? Hell yeah!
Now and Noteworthy Floral Dress, $75
Ideas: Walking on the beach; riding a beach cruiser bike; walking around cute town with a big straw tote and sunnies; sipping a cocktail.
Genuine Grandeur Maxi Dress, $125
Ideas: Sunrise around the D.C. monuments; standing on a scenic overlook (like Bear’s Den in Bluemont, VA); session in a historic garden or manor house.
Quite Clearly Charismatic Maxi Dress, $89
Ideas: Drinks at a winery (with a straw hat and big sunnies); strolling old town Alexandria or Annapolis; sunset boat ride.
Unmatched Panache Midi Dress in Airplanes, $99
Ideas: Outside an airplane hangar; at the Air and Space Museum; headshots; travel-themed shoot with a vintage suitcase.
Community Brunch Shirt Dress in Corgis, $89
They’re corgis all dressed up in sunglasses and purses. I need this dress for like, a random Wednesday just because it makes me smile.
Ideas: Walking your dog; picnic (with your dog); brunch session.
Halter Midi Dress, $99
Ideas: Carnival; county fair; ice cream parlor.
Novel Niceties Midi Skirt, $65
Ideas: Coastal Maine; Baltimore’s Fell’s Point (I know, I know, lobsters in Baltimore? But I think it still works.)
Not a dress girl? No worries – you will still look cute in anything from a t-shirt to a boho blouse.
Heir to the Hustle Tee, $25
Ideas: Roller rink; local playground; boardwalk.
Uplifting Ideas Top, $49
Ideas: Indie bookstore; coffee shop; quirky museum.
Hosting for the Weekend Tunic, $45
Ideas: Cozy in-home photos; brewery; documentary session.
Personal Cocoon Cardigan, $45
Ideas: Distillery; trail hike; greenhouse photo session.
Which of the pieces listed above are your favorites?! Let me know in the comments below!
All photos courtesy of ModCloth. #notspon – I just like to help a sister out AND get to consider my ModCloth browsing time ‘work’.