Sunday, October 11, 2009

What to Wear

"What should we wear to our family portrait session?"

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.

What to Wear - Brown/Red

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:

What To Wear - Black/Gray

1 comment:

Michelle Posey said...

I love this. Thanks for doing all this work to help us see what works for a group portrait session!