Family Portrait Photography

Family Photo Style Guide

How To Dress For Your Family Photoshoot

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Here are some things to keep in mind while trying to decide on a wardrobe for your family photography session! I ask my clients to send me pictures of their planned wardrobe so that I can bring the best props or blankets for their session. I am also happy to help you decide what everyone will wear.

Have a color scheme.

If you want to look good as a group, a great way to do this is to decide on a color scheme. Choose several complimentary colors that work well together and stick to them. Have everyone coordinate their outfits to match some of your chosen colors. Soft neutral colors, earthy tones, and pastel colors work well for family beach photos. Others may choose more bold, vibrant colors with jewel tones.

Pick one non-distracting pattern.

Decide on one pattern that isn't too busy and pull colors from it to use in your style choices. Avoid patterns that could clash too much with your surroundings or stand out too much from the group. Stripes, small polka dots, and plaid are good options!

Wear something that's comfortable and fits well.

You will look and feel more confident! Sometimes people will buy clothing for their kids that can be grown into, but that isn't the best for photographs. Everyone should wear something that they like, feel comfortable in, and that makes them feel good.

Things To Avoid

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Consider your environment.

If you are shooting at a location with a lot of greenery, you might want to avoid wearing too much green to avoid blending in with your background. If you are shooting at the beach, flowy dresses and pops of color can photograph amazingly!

Accessorize with layers.

This helps give the images more dimension, which creates better photos. Some good examples are hats, jewelry, belts, scarves, jackets, cardigans, vests, shoes, etc.

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