Family Pictures – What to Wear

1. Coordinating, not matching

Lets consider staying away from the cliche white t-shirt and jeans. Though it may be an easy choice, it’s not one of the most flattering.

Instead, choose two or three colors and build based on this color scheme.

The color scheme you choose does not matter.  Choose colors that compliment your skin tone, hair color, and that show your personality.

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2. Limit patterns

Smaller patterns are sometimes ok, however, not everyone in the photo should wear patterns because it may distract from  the people in the image.

We want YOU to stand out, not your clothes.

Avoid wearing:

  • large patterns
  • polka dots
  • bright colors (colors like red will reflect off of your skin and look unrealistic.)
  • character or logo shirts

 

3. Textures are your friend

Add textures like scarves or belts.  Don’t shy away from accessories like statement jewelry, bow ties, watches, even suspenders.

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4. Consider your background

If you are taking photos in a field or among trees, you probably should stay away from green clothing.  Instead, choose various greys or blues.

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If you choose the beach, white clothes should be avoided so you won’t blend in with the sand.  Instead, choose pastel colors that compliment your surroundings.

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If you are updating your head shots with a grey backdrop,  you should avoid a grey suit jacket.  Wear your favorite professional shirt and consider wearing statement jewelry.

 

5. Think of your home decor

These photos will be displayed on your walls.  Think about wearing clothing that will compliment your decorating style.

By choosing simple, classing clothing, you will help give your images a timeless feel.

 

6. Shopping for children

When shopping for children’s clothing, consider shopping at stores that offer color coordinating collections.  This way, you can purchase clothes for all of your children from one store and you know they will go together.

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Bottom line, be yourself.

Enjoy the experience.

You are preserving your memories.

 

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