One of the questions that I get asked most is, “what do we wear for our photo shoot?” I can help!
I always suggest starting with the children’s clothing selections…don’t limit yourself to solid colors, feel free to go for patterns, plaids and multiple colors when choosing for your kids. When picking out outfits for the adults, pick one color from the kid’s outfits, and stick with that. You can pair your “color” top with jeans, pants or a long skirt. Choose something you feel gorgeous in, mix up the colors…perhaps you wear one of the colors of your daughter’s dress for your top, and wear denim on the bottom. Don’t forget about dad…he may go with a neutral color, and his favorite jeans, too. Accessories are the other element to a fun shoot…hats, lightweight scarves, fun tights, or a head band add detail to every picture.
Pick clothing that is comfortable and that you can move around in. My photo shoots are filled with moving ~ walking, sitting on the ground and interacting with your family.
I LOVE color! Don’t be afraid to go bold, bright, or choose stripes or plaids for one or two of your outfits. I do advise to stay away from screen print tee shirts or large logos. Here are 2 examples of how you can mix and match your family’s wardrobe with one or two color direction. First example is a pretty dark coral color, which is seen in all 4 outfits. Second example, we added 2 main colors, turquoise and grey, and added denim and white to round it out.