What to wear for your family photo session :: KD Photography :: NJ Family and Wedding Photographer
Choosing what to wear can be really stressful - especially choosing for 2+ family members. Don't worry!! I am here to give you some tips to make this easier. Keep in mind that you want to coordinate the outfits - this is different than matching.
Plan ahead - Give yourself enough time to choose the outfits. For some family members, you may need a back up! So bring at least 1 change of clothes if you think you may need it. Its easier to change than to edit all the photos you select.
Coordinating colors, not matching - Select a color scheme and use hues that complement each other. That way you can achieve a more natural look. Try not to choose the same colors. You can always choose one outfit (that has multiple colors in it) and go off that - whether it be a dress, shirt, or accessory.
Think of how your home is decorated - You’ll want to keep in mind your decor style. Since these photos will most likely be hanging in your home - make sure that the clothes you choose blends seamlessly with the colors of your home.
Location of your photo shoot - Keep this in mind when choosing the hues of the clothes. Are you having a beach session? You'll want to choose neutral tones. Park session? You'll want to choose blue tones. Fall session with oranges and reds? You'll want to choose creams, browns, or a fall pattern to base the colors off of. You want your clothes to compliment the background - not compete with it.
Wear practical clothes - If you or a family member is wearing clothes that are uncomfortable, it will be a long session! Also, keep in mind the season/weather. Do your kids run around a lot? Don't put them in pants that wont let them be wild and free! You can always add accessories but try to wear something that wont be too distracting in the photos.
Lay the outfits together - Before your session, lay out the outfits that you want everyone to wear and take a picture of it. That way you can tell if they work together or not!
If you ever need help, please don't hesitate to ask! I am more than just your photographer! I hope this helps take some of the stress away. If all else fails - go to Pinterest for ideas!
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