What to wear?
A lot of people have questions about what to wear to a photo shoot.
Family photos can easily become stressful; picking out an outfit for each family member can be difficult.
Below is a list of tips I think can help ease some of the stress.
Gone are the days of perfectly matching outfits. Coordinating outfits based on a color scheme makes excellent pictures.
I recommend choosing two or three primary colors and putting everyone in those colors.
This will also allow everyone to showcase their individual personalities, while still looking like a family unit.
Patterns and bright colors
Patterns and bright colors can be distracting. If one person wants to wear stripes, everyone else should wear
coordinating solid colors. Avoid putting polka dots, stripes, and paisley all into one photo.
Another thing to consider is bright colors; they can be overwhelming in pictures and cause weird contrasts on skin tones.
Know your surroundings
A helpful tip for photos is knowing your background.
If you’re planning to take pictures in a park with green grass, trees, and plants, wearing green
will make you blend in with your surroundings. The same rule applies for the fall;
you want to avoid tans and browns when you’re in the middle of the woods.
Make sure you’re comfortable
If you aren’t comfortable in what you’re wearing, it will show in the photos.
The same goes for kids. If your daughter hates to wear a dress and is forced to on picture day,
it could affect her attitude the whole session.
However, at the end of the day, you know your little ones best!
Make sure your clothes fit
This is important! If you (or anyone in the group) is wearing a shirt that’s too big or
jeans that are too small, it will be amplified in the photos.
This also ties into the feeling uncomfortable section.
Love what you’re wearing on picture day!
Dress for your setting
If you’re shooting a downtown/cityscape scene, your outfits are going to be more formal.
If you’re planning a field shoot, jeans and sundresses are more appropriate.