What to wear for your family photoshoot

The most common and obvious question that I get asked by my clients is What to wear.

Well, dressing yourself in the morning is hard enough when you don’t have to stand in front of a camera and be your best self. Choosing what to wear for a photoshoot can trigger even the most confident, farshun-ey fashionista to pull their entire wardrobe out onto the floor in search of the perfect outfit.

So if your nerves start to fiz when you think about what to wear, don’t worry. This is SO

normal! Before you lose sleep to late nights spent online shopping--putting articles of

clothing in your cart only to take them out again--let’s talk about what works and what doesn’t. Number one thing I want you to remember? Being comfortable is EVERYTHING. You should look and feel like yourself, first and foremost.

Clothing for your family. It is very important to have outfits that are well coordinated. Try to avoid all whites, jeans and white tops for everybody, or same exact colored outfits for everyone. The best thing is to color coordinate and complement, but not match each other. Pastel colors work always well for any sessions. Please have a look at the sample photos that I have attached . A rule of thumb here is to choose to either complement each other’s outfit or to contrast it. BE CAREFUL WITH PATTERN & PRINTS. Avoid large bold patterns as they often dominate the photograph and detract attention from your beautiful face. Usually, subtle smaller patterns work best. Flannels or a light floral print are great when they complement the location. But less is definitely more with this one, try to limit yourself to one pattern at a time. it’s best to keep your colour scheme limited to four colours. You can choose one person to wear a feature colour and have everyone else’s outfits complement that. The colour wheel is a great reference point when trying to figure out what colours look a bit weird together and what colours are a match made in heaven. Much like crazy patterns, clothing with writing or logos on it tends to be a bit distracting. We’re not getting paid for Adidas’ not- so-subtle product placement. However, if the logo or phrase is tasteful (read: not tacky), in theme with the shoot, and fits your personality, I’m all for it.

L E A D W I T H P E R S O N A L I T Y .