Tips to Choose the Perfect Family Outfits for your Fall Family Session
Choosing what family outfits to wear for your family photo session can be challenging and overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Think about the decor in your home. What does it say to you? Do you like neutral colors? Bright colors? Do you prefer a rustic look & feel? Or a more modern & sleek look & feel? What frame choices are your current photos in? Walk around your home and think about where you will display these photos? Since you will be hanging these photos on your walls you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with the color scheme and decor of your home. Making these choices ahead of time will ensure that you plan a family session that will compliment your family and your home.
Coordinate colors but do not match them. Give personalities room to shine with colors and patterns. Choose a couple of colors and pick clothes that will fit in this color scheme. Avoid all white or all black clothing…..it’s boring and doesn’t make your family photo stand out. Consider tones of the season for fall family portraits.
Limit patterns. Consider choosing one outfit for a family member that has colors or a fun pattern. Choose that outfit first. This gives you plenty of colors to choose from to pick your coordinating colors. Having an outfit in the mix that has all the colors in it adds color and personality to the photo. However, not everyone should wear patterns as it will distract from the final image.
Textures are your friend. Scarves, belts, or vests add a little more to the image. Don’t be afraid to mix & match textures; they will add depth and interest to your photos.
Don’t forget accessories to go with your outfits. Accessories can be fun to use in your photos as well as add personality. Consider a fun scarf, cute coat, stylish hat or mittens if the fall day is cool. The possibilities are endless. Remember the idea is to capture who your family is at this point in time and create memories that last a lifetime.
Start thinking about what to wear for your family session right away. This will give you time to be prepared and organized the day of the photo session. Lay everyone’s clothes out on the floor, mix and match, see which colors, patterns, accessories, or textures you like together best. Then you will know if another piece of clothing or accessory needs purchased ahead of time. Start with the kids clothes first and then add the adult outfits in.
Deciding what to wear is half the battle. Have fun with your family session and enjoy the treasures you are creating for your family!