Sometimes figuring out what to wear for family portraits is the toughest part of preparing for the photo session. But it doesn’t need to be difficult! Here are a few tips to help you and I’m here for any questions or thoughts along the way.
- Consider the background. Typically for family portraits, we are in nature with lots of greens and browns as the background. Blues and greens look great in nature. Another great combination is the fall color scheme with lots of mustard or orange, browns, and khakis.
- Take a look in everyone’s closets to see what pieces they already own. Start with the person who has the fewest clothing options and build from there. My daughter and I usually plan our outfits and then the boys can find jeans and khakis and a coordinating polo that looks great!
- Put together a color scheme that includes two coordinating colors with possibly a pop of a third color.
- Consider how you can incorporate texture and layers. The layering pieces are great because they tie everyone together.
- Stay away from big patterns.
- Shoes, for us, it’s always the shoes. Make sure that you’ve planned down to the shoes because that will be the thing that holds you back as you’re walking out the door if you haven’t planned ahead!
Here are some examples of great coordinating outfits for family portraits. Plan ahead but don’t stress too much about the outfits. A little planning and preparation goes a long way. Then, just relax and enjoy the session and each other!