Many people think that everyone in the family needs to wear the exact same thing. While I have definitely shot these types of portraits, I would like to challenge you to think outside the box a little bit. One great technique for planning your family’s wardrobe is to imagine that you are dressing one person. If you lay the clothing for everyone out on the bed, does it all work together? Does anything clash?
I picked a brown/beige/red palette to illustrate what I mean below. Notice that nobody is wearing the exact same outfit, yet each item complements everything else in the grouping.
As always, I recommend that we have a clothing consultation before any session!
Edited to add one more example, courtesy of Rachel at Verve Life Portraits: