Family photography sessions are a wonderful way to capture precious moments with your loved ones. Whether you're planning a casual outdoor shoot or a formal studio session, choosing the right outfits can make a significant difference in the final results. Coordinating your family's attire not only ensures a harmonious look but also brings out the best in everyone. In this guide, we'll explore the art of dressing for family photography, including some coordinating colors for inspiration.

The Power of Coordinating Colors

Coordinating colors among family members can create a visually appealing and cohesive look in your photographs. While it's essential to consider everyone's individual styles and preferences, keeping a color scheme in mind will help you achieve a polished and put-together appearance. Before you start selecting specific outfits, its a good idea to choose a color scheme that reflects your family's personality and the mood you want to convey in your photos. Here are a few to consider

Neutrals & PastelS

Soft and muted tones like beige, gray, blush, and light blue create a timeless and elegant look. They work well for both indoor and outdoor settings.

Earth Tones

Shades of brown, green, and deep maroon can create a warm and rustic vibe, perfect for an outdoor shoot in a natural setting.

Black & White

Timeless and sophisticated, black and white never go out of style. They can add a touch of elegance to your portraits.

Complementary Colors

Consider choosing colors that are opposite on the color wheel, such as blue and orange, for a bold and vibrant look.

Tips on What Not to Wear

I want to emphasize that your style is a personal choice, and I'd never tell you not to wear something you love. However, if you're curious about what colors may not always look their best in photographs, here are some suggestions.

  • Blue jeans: While I'm not against blue jeans, I've noticed that an excess of blue in your outfit can throw off the color balance in your photos. Light wash denim can work since it acts as a sort of neutral. If you're looking for alternatives to dress Dad, I recommend tan, olive, or earth-toned pants.
  • Shorts vs. Pants: Personally, I prefer pants over shorts for a photoshoot. They tend to photograph well and can give a more polished look.
  • Bright white: Be cautious with bright white clothing, especially if you're in a grassy field. It tends to absorb the colors around it, and this can affect everyone's skin tones. However, if you adore bright white, I can certainly make it work in your photos.
  • Black clothing: While black can be chic, dressing everyone in all black or multiple family members in black can sometimes make you blend in too much. Consider incorporating bold colors like deep jewel tones and limit them to one family member for a pop of vibrancy.

Remember, these are just guidelines, and your personal style and preferences should always take precedence. I'm here to make your photos shine, no matter what you choose to wear.