One of the most frequent questions I get asked regarding a Family Photo Session, is what to wear. Here is some tips I give my clients:
First and foremost, dress in something you’re comfortable in! The more comfortable you are, the more comfortable you’ll look in your photos.
Mama’s, it can be really helpful to choose what you want to wear first and then build the rest of the family’s wardrobe off of that.
Coordinate, don't match. There are rare occasions where everyone in the same color works, however generally you want diversity in colours and patterns.
Choose 1 pattern and 2-3 different solid colours in a colour scheme. The pattern should have at least 1 of the solid colours within the design.
Avoid neon colours, as they often reflect on the skin of the wearer. You don't want to have a bright orange or yellow face.
Ladies, I always recommend clothing with movement – think flowy dresses, skirts, or scarves. These add another beautiful visual element to your photos.
Pay attention for clothing with distracting logos or words and very thin stripes (this can cause an unwanted visual effect in your photos).
Dress in layers. Layers add interest but also allow for removing clothing if it gets warm. Think scarfs, vests, cardigans, tights, blazers, jackets....
Don’t be afraid to incorporate statement pieces – jewelry, hats, etc!
Create a Pinterest board for inspiration and ideas.
Below, I have posted some great colour palattes I've seen online, that might give you some guidance or inspiration when preparing for your own session.