Deciding what to wear for your family photos can really affect the outcome of your images. You want to create a look that is timeless and flows well together. Dress appropriately for your location and surroundings. Colors, textures, patterns all play a role in the end result.
I know a lot of people have a hard time coming up with good, solid wardrobe choices for family photography. It’s stressful sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be!
Here are some tips to help you with styling.
What to Wear:
Coordinate don’t match. try to keep colors in the same family, rather than being matchy match.
Neutrals colors look best with pops of color.
Pop of colour is GOOD (mustard, burgundy, olive green).
Wear something that is comfortable and YOU. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, then you are not going to like it on camera.
Make sure to dress weather appropriate.
Dresses work best for mom and girls that flow to create movement.
Limit patterns add textures.
Use a color Palette.
DO NOT Wear:
All white or all black (NO black sweaters).
Do NOT all match.
Shirts with logos, numbers or other motifs/characters.
Crazy patterns or thin stripes.
Something you would not normally wear.
Avoid neon-like colours (fluorescent colours tend to colour cast on faces, necks and hair, which can result in unpleasant skin tones in your images).
No running shoes, please !
Stay away from wearing a lot of green when having photos taken in grassy/wooded areas.
To keep it casual.
To feel comfortable.
To pamper yourself.
To look at your home décor (if you’re planning to print the photos and hang them on the walls).
To vary colours of jeans or pants.
To dress kids in the clothes they love.
To plan ahead.