Finding the right combination of outfits for a family session can be overwhelming! Especially the bigger the family gets. Questions arise like what colors do I pick? Do we go dressy or casual? Does his shirt look good with her dress? The questions can be never-ending if you don't know where to start.
Below find some style tips to help make your experience less stress full and a lot easier.....
Avoid choosing outfits that are too matchy-matchy. Everyone wearing the same flannel shirt can look a little chaotic and everyone wearing a black shirt can look like heads with no bodies. Instead, choose a color scheme with 2-3 colors that compliment each other. For example, neutral colors like grey or navy blue paired with a green or yellow. Coordinating everyone's outfits around that will help make the process easy and effortless.
Keep the outfits simple, so that they don't distract. With more people in the photo to many patterns, lines, or colors can make a picture look messy and distract from what is important. Your Family!! Ditch the logos and shirts with large graphics since they eye will directly focus on those.
Make sure to avoid sleeveless shirts. Now, I don't mean dresses or tops with straps. I mean things like tank tops, cut-off shirts and tube tops. As much as one might think it is flattering, it is NOT! These can reveal unwanted tan lines. On the flip side, ladies, extremely short dresses, skirts or shorts are not a good idea. Sometimes you have to sit to take a photo and we don't want things being revealed!
Layers are a great way to add dimension to your outfits. It also helps to add more pops of color without being too overwhelming. Mom's, add a cute scarf or sweater to compliment your outfit. Dads, layer a t-shirt with a button-up or cardigan. Girls, try some tights or leggings under a skirt or a cute jacket with a dress. Boys, use vests and jackets to avoid the plain t-shirt and pants look. This allows you to easily coordinate outfits without everyone wearing the same color shirt.