WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SESSION
Deciding what to wear in family photos can be a challenge, but these are photos you are going to hang on your walls and cherish for years to come. It can seem overwhelming when considering what to wear but it doesn’t need to be. Use these tips to help you pick out the perfect wardrobe for you and your family.
What to wear in family photos
Coordinating colours not matching:
Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching. Instead, pick a couple of colours and choose clothes that will fit in this colour scheme. Make sure one person isn’t brighter than the rest, this’ll draw to much attention them.
Look at your home decor:
Do you like bright colours? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colours of your clothes go with the colour scheme of your home.
Don't forget accessories:
Accessories not only add to your outfit but they can be fun to use in photos. Have the man wear a tie for the woman to hold. Necklaces for the kids to play with or hats to hide behind.
Limit patterns and logos:
patterns and logos as it may distract the final image.
Look for clothing collections:
When shopping for clothes for my kids, I head to shops that typically have colour coordinating collections. I can then purchase clothes for all the children from one store. I know their clothes will coordinate.
Once you book your session, start thinking of the clothes right away. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day of or day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being dirty or need to be dry cleaned.
Say no to characters:
Yes, your little one may love their Character shirt but you may want to skip it for the family photo session. Just like patterns, characters on shirts can be pretty distracting.
Avoid all white or all black clothing:
If you are wearing an all white shirt then it is very easy to blow out parts of your shirt causing it to lose its detail. Same can be said with all black, it’s easy to have clipping on black clothing and the detail is lost.
Textures are your friend:
I am a huge fan of a cotton fitted shirt. However, in photographs I like to add textures like scarves or belts to add a little more to the image. Don’t shy away from different textures.
Consider your background:
If you are having a studio session please let me know if you have a colour theme in mind.
These photos will be hanging on your walls and treasured for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.