Maybe you have dreamed about what you want your family photos to look like. Maybe the wall that is bare above the couch is where you want to hang your favorite family photo from your session. Now it is time to plan what you will wear for your session and colors to pick out.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right clothing!
1. What color are the walls where you will hang your photos?
What the heck to walls have to do with it? Well the colors you have selected for your home can evoke warmth, edge or sophistication depending on the color. If you have a more neutral toned wall you could select neutral toned clothing or pops of color if you want the images to be a main focal point in the room. If your wall is a colorful wall you might consider doing a complimentary or contrast color.
2. What story do you want your images to tell?
Do you want to tell a romantic story of open fields and dreamy skies. I would suggest jewel tones and earthy tones to really set the scene paired with maxi length dresses and a more formal yet comfortable clothing style.
or maybe you want something more urban with architectural structures, if this is the case I would suggest locations with pops of color or letting your more relaxed clothing have color.
You could want something in the woods where the lighting is not as harsh, there I would select neutral tones and often whites to let you and your family stand out.
3. Pick clothing for the season
this is a no brainer, pick clothing that fits the session of when you are having your portraits taken. Be sure to have most clothing solids in the group to make sure the focus is all on you guys and not distracted with patterns.
4. Choose timeless clothing pieces
Super trendy items get replaced time and time again. Be sure to pick something true to your style that you won't regret wearing a year or two down the road.
Now for some visuals!
Follow this link to see clothing styles and coordinating colors that you might consider. These fit my shooting style. Stay tuned I am always pinning!