What to wear is important to your final portraits. We want to take the stress and struggle out of planning your family's attire. Pinterest and Google are a great resource for "What to wear for my photo shoot". Please remember we are always here to help you if you have any questions!
We suggest when choosing your family's outfits that you select a variety of colors and patterns and arrange coordinating outfits that all blend together. It is not necessary to have everyone wearing the same color and style of shirt. We encourage you to lay all the clothing out on a bed, if they all look well together, then you are good! Sometimes start with one person's outfit; it can be a bolder color or pattern that inspires the accessories and colors in everyone else's outfits.
Sometimes people want to take the easy route and just say, let's just all wear plaid shirts and jeans. Well…plaids are pretty bold patterns. They look great when paired with solids, but if you have several competing colors and patterns, you may not be happy with the final results. The most important thing is balance.
If your style is more traditional and classic, you may consider choosing more neutral colors for your clothing. If your family is rustic, you can choose navy blue, mustard yellow, burnt orange, etc. You also want to make sure that the colors and patterns you choose fit well in the environment we will be shooting in. If you are being photographed in front of a barn, think of more rustic colors, maybe even boots.
Accessories are important! Dress from head to toe and take footwear into consideration. Polish nails and select coordinating jewelry, scarfs, hats, etc. All clothing should be clean and ironed; it will cost far less to iron clothing before the shoot than for us to do it in Photoshop.
Another helpful tip when choosing outfits and colors is to think about the style of your home. Choose outfits that will look good hanging on your walls. If your living room is navy and red, you wouldn’t want a large portrait with purples and oranges.