by Marcy Browe
One of the first questions I hear from families in preparation for their photoshoot is “what do we wear in our photos?”
I love this part of the process!! Here’s what I share with the families who have booked me for their photos, hope this helps you too!
Make sure you look like a cohesive group.
I never recommend that everyone wears all the same thing (white tops with khaki pants all around, eh hem, no thank you!) But you do want to look like you’re coordinated.
Add a pop of color!
I love this tip. This can make a boring collection of outfits come to life. For people who don’t know what to wear, I always suggest something like tones of white, denim and grey with a pop of color – such as turquoise, yellow or coral.
A pop of color can be represented in jewelry (a statement necklace or bold earrings) or maybe one person wears a shirt or a cardigan with the color pop. If a few people wear the pop of color, it makes for a cool photo!
Consider your location when picking clothing
Pick your favorite outfit and coordinate the rest of the family around that
Maybe you have a favorite dress that you love wearing? Or if you bought a new outfit for one of the kids, that can serve as an inspiration for the rest of the family.
Coordinate with family members
If you’re not all in the same house, coordinating outfits can be a challenge. I suggest laying out your outfits and sending photos to the other members of your family. Or create a Pinterest board to serve as the “style guide” for the family members.
If you are asking your family members to wear something in the same color, such as blue, make sure your family understand what shade of blue. Navy is very different from teal and electric blue. I’ve seen families get the “let’s all wear shades of blue” wrong. Don’t let this happen to you!
Refer to my Pinterest board
Sometimes seeing what other families wore can help inspire you when choosing your family’s outfits.
Here are some other family photos that may inspire you…