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It is not easy getting the whole family to look coordinated for a family photo. I can help with that. The yellow in the example below could be substituted for any color, depending on the look you want. Notice the use of layers to add interest and personality. The other great thing about layers, is we can have some on for some shots and off for others. I could put a navy cardigan over the girl’s dress for some shots, or remove mom’s scarf in some, for example. Don’t stress. Make it *you*! We are going to have fun!
All the clothing in this example is from Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic.
I am always being asked how a family should dress for photos. There are so many options, it can be overwhelming. Some families like to match but many do not. There are pros and cons to matching. I usually recommend that families be coordinated but not necessarily matching. Coordinating allows individual personalities to be expressed and makes for a more dynamic photo. It can accommodate different ages and body types so everyone feels comfortable and confident which is very important when taking photos. Here’s an example of a family I recently photographed who looked great for photos.
Now, if I could get my kids to cooperate for photos like these girls…amazing!
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So you have a family session coming up and you‘re obsessing about what everybody is going to wear? Lucky for you I decided to gather some specific clothing ideas right here on the little blog!
Choose clothes that allow you and your family to be the star of the photos. You do not have to match, but you should coordinate. Think about “Color Families” like jewel tones or nature tones, or a monotone palette such as varying shades of blue (navy, aqua, pale, royal) paired with a neutral chocolate brown. Let the individual personalities speak subtly in the clothing using layers and textures, but try to avoid being overly trendy. Remember, something classic will look great for much longer that something trendy.
Another thing to consider is where you will hang this portrait and where the photo will be taken. If you plan to put the portrait in a living room decorated in pastels, then olive-y, nature tones wouldn’t be the best choice for clothing. And finally, if for example, the photo will be taken in the outdoors in the changing fall leaves, then patterns, florals, pinks and yellows really need to be avoided.
Most importantly, wear something you can be yourself in during the session because we’re gonna have fun!