So you've scheduled family photos for fall, told them they all had to be there, lol, and now you have to figure out what everyone is wearing. In days past, there were a lot of white shirts and black shirts but times are changing and ...
today, it's all about individuality, comfort, and fun!
When a client asks me what to wear for their session, my advice is to:
1) Pick one outfit or piece of clothing you love. Most often, it's Mom's favorite blouse or dress, and everyone in the family wears something that is a color from that in solids or prints. Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns and solids! OR
2) Pick three colors you love together, say black/red/white as an example, and every person wear something in that color family, again, mixing solids and prints.
There are so many beautiful color combinations and many of them are shown above and below just to give you some inspiration!
~ Again, don't be afraid to mix solids and prints and patterns!
~ Wear clothes that fit and aren't too baggy.
~ Jeans are never wrong!
~ I recommend 'fall' shoes over summer sandals and flip flops this time of year if possible. Boots, sneakers, cute Converses, are great add-ons!
~ Layers are a great and easy way to change up your photos. Susie might wear a cute denim jacket for the family shots and take it off for the sibling shots! Jackets, sweaters, vests, great additions!
~ Avoid dresses and skirts that are too short or too tight to sit down in as we most often will do sit down poses on the grass. With little girls, adding a cute pair of leggings or spandex shorts under a short dress are great additions!
~ Avoid headbands and hats on children IF they are constantly taking them off. They have to like them to wear them; otherwise, you'll spend a lot of your session putting them back on and fixing their hair.
~ Avoid T-shirts and hats with logos and graphics unless it's for a specific shot or themed shoot.
~ Avoid shirts that constantly show bra straps.
~ Lastly, be comfortable. None of you can have fun if you're wearing something that you're worried about the entire session. Be you!
Once outfits are chosen, relax! In the end, it's not about the clothes, it's about the people in them. You're making a memory and even bloopers are great! Loosen up, have fun, laugh at the crazy stuff your kids do and say, kiss your husband, and be a little crazy yourself. That may be one of the reasons they love you!
Images share are from justpostedblog.com, beautiful ideas!