Family Photo Shoot Outfit Info
What to wear and not to wear in family portraits
1. Family Portraits and color.Color matters
There are limitless color schemes out there for family portraits, but choose one that feels like you and incorporates colors that you already own. If you are not wearing clothes you would normally wear, you aren’t being yourself. The purpose of the family portrait session is to capture your family's personality and style. Stick to one or two main colors complimented by a neutral. Or go all neutral. Feel free to coordinate your look and wear complementary colors with others in the portrait, but don’t try to match them.
2. Vary with the tops.No matching please
3. Vary the Bottoms.Denim is a safe bet
4. Consider Mom and Dad’s outfits together.Again, no matching
Your family portrait session isn't just about the kids. You will likely have a portrait of just you and your other half on your own, be sure your outfits go well together. Do they coordinate enough to stand alone? Are you both in plain tees or should you throw on a vest or a cardigan to mix it up? Don’t go for solid white button down shirts for the two of you. We want coordinating not matching. Do your pants match perfectly or should you add tall boots or a skirt to change up the bottoms? Don’t be afraid to wear things that ‘pop’ such as chunky jewelry, fun shoes, a brightly-colored blazer, a tie, a vest. Check out our pinterest board here for more ideas.
5. Know What's in Your Makeup.Didn't know this?
Family Photographer Do's and Don'ts
Family photo outfit tips
- Don't forget to launder and iron your clothes to remove any stains and wrinkles.
- Do remove any pet hair or lint on clothing.
- Don't dress to “matchy” but do coordinate.
- Don't wear clothes that are too tight or too baggy, a fitted fit is perfect.
- Don't have your hair cut the same day of the family photo shoot. Schedule hair appointments at least one week in advance for a more natural look.
- Don’t over tan. Spray tans are dangerous when preparing for an upcoming family portrait session.
- Don't wear makeup that is shiny or sparkly. For example; mascara, eye shadow, blush or bronzers with a sparkle or shine. These might look good for everyday wear but they will reflect flash and leave a subject's complexion looking undesirable.