It could be stressful to decide what to wear for your family pictures. Should you match with each other, wear different shades of the same color, match the background, glam up or stay casual. Relax! It's easier than you think. The following tips will get you thinking in the right direction.
PICK 1-2 BRIGHT COLORS AND MIX IN NEUTRALS
If you stick to this rule, you can't go wrong in any season. Pick one-two bright colors and mix in neutral colors like shades of grey, white, beige, navy, black or denim. Depending on the season, you can use pastel to primary colors for your main tones. Pastel colors are great in spring, summer and fall but I love pop of primary colors when the landscape is more neutral in winter.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO DRESS IT UP AND LET YOUR PERSONALITIES SHINE
Let's be honest, where else are you going to wear that ball gown hanging in your closet waiting for the right opportunity? Make your portraits a visual treat by dressing it up. Tulle dress is a photographer's heaven!
COMPLEMENTARY COLORS WITH BACKDROP/LOCATION
Make your colors pop in the picture but don't look out of place. Wear colors that complement the background. Contrasting complementary colors are sooting to the eye. Tones of blue, yellow and red go well with the mostly green background.
CAN'T GO WRONG WITH BLACK
I always say, when all else fails, go with black. Black is easy and goes with all color backdrops, especially in winter and fall. Everyone has something black in his/her wardrobe.
WEAR FITTED CLOTHES
No matter what shape or size you are, camera sees everything in two-dimensions. We like hiding our curves and rolls, in loose clothing. Pictures however, is a whole another ball game. Want to look slimmer? Wear fitted clothes and use posing tricks to hide those problem areas. If you need help with posing, I have a beautiful guide designed for just that. Sign up through the link on my home page and start rocking your pictures.
Photoshop can easily fix what remains ;)
What more visual inspiration on what to wear for your family photo shoot? I have a whole pinterest board
dedicated to this.