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5 TIPS FOR YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Clothing choices can truly make or break a session. It is worth spending some time selecting your outfits. If you are wondering what you and your family should wear for your session please read along. Which outfit should my partner or kid wear for the family shot?

1 – WHAT COLOR THEME FOR YOUR PORTRAIT PHOTOSHOOT?

For your family portrait, we ask that you bring a few matching or harmonizing tops. If you want to keep it simple, neutral tones such as off-white, grey, pastel colors, or a simple black generally work well. Another option is to select two complementary colors and then choose your outfits in shades of those color palettes. You can start with one statement piece that has a classic pattern – for most clients it is mom’s outfit – and then pick up clothing for the rest of the family that draws from this outfit’s color palette.

2 – WHERE WILL YOU DISPLAY YOUR FAMILY PORTRAIT?

Keeping in mind where the prints and enlargement will be displayed in your home can help with the color selection of your outfit. Take a moment to look at the decor and color theme of the room where your photos will be displayed. 

3 – STYLE AND TEXTURE

You and your family can wear similar styles, for example, formal, casual, preppy, country chic, boho, lumberjack, or summer beachwear. Think about harmonizing your textures and patterns, cashmere sweaters, cotton, t-shirts, or chiffon. Please stay away from logos and neon colors for the photoshoot. Pinterest and Instagram are always great sources of inspiration. 

4 – DON’T FORGET TO ACCESSORIZE

FEEL BEAUTIFUL AND COMFORTABLE

If you wish to add more depth to your outfit, we suggest accessories such as scarves, hats, jewelry! Hats, suspenders, bows, and ties are also welcome.

5 – FEEL BEAUTIFUL AND COMFORTABLE  

DON’T FORGET TO ACCESSORIZE

Be sure to wear something that is both comfortable and fits well. So everyone can have a lovely photoshoot! 

6 – WHERE TO SHOP

STYLE AND TEXTURE

Please refer to the portfolio for inspiration! Some of our favorite stores include Steven Alan, Ralph Lauren, Macy, Hanna Andersson, Zara, H&M, Gap, no need to break the bank!

I am very much looking forward to our photoshoot.

Kindest regards,

Lea