What to wear to a family photo session

In some previous post I did a few suggestions about what you should wear to maternity photo session as well as to a baby photo session. This time I touch the subject once again and advise you on what you should wear to a family photo session, where the kids may be a bit older and may have siblings.

I usually advise families to try and coordinate the colors. Please avoid the typical jeans and white t-shirts for all. The goal of the session is to also capture the different personalities and the clothes you choose have an essential role there. As I mentioned in the previous posts, you can pick two or three colors and mix those with some neutral tones as well (white, grey). One thing you should avoid is logos and cartoons on shirts, because they end up being a huge distraction in the final image. However, there are exceptions, and if a t-shirt with a major cartoon is your kids favorite at the moment, it makes sense to include it in the session, even for a few pictures. That’s the kind of detail that shows the kid’s personality and that you will love to remember in the years to come.

Regarding patterns (stripes, polka dot, plaid shirts), yes use them but not too  much.: avoid mixing different patterns (it’s not easy to make them all work). One of you may wear a pattern while others wear something solid with colors present in that pattern. You can also mix those solid shirts with a scarf or a cardigan or any other element that offers a different texture as well.


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