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Tips for Choosing What to Wear for Family Photos

Family photos are a moment saved in time that will be cherished forever. So when it comes to what to wear for family picture day make sure you plan ahead.
Here is a quick guide to our best advice as you choose your outfits!

Comfort is a key

Most importantly, you want to feel comfortable in what you wear. You don’t want an outfit that keeps shifting out of place or falling down. Choose clothing that allows you move freely and feels good on you. Wear outfits that flatter your body type and make you feel confident.



Plan your outfits you want to wear in advance 

The more time you allow yourself to plan your outfits, the less stressed you’ll be. Make sure you have it ready to go at least one week before your photo session. You should try on your clothes well in advance so you can switch it up if something isn’t working.


Keep location in mind/ consider your background

Think about your photoshoot location and your background tone color. What you wear or outfits color should complement the setting.


Coordinating colors, not matching outfits

Choose colors that complement each other but are not overly matchy-matchy.

Not everyone looks good in the same certain color. It is never ideal. You can choose the coordinating colors palette that affects your appearance and the overall look of your photo.


Outfit colors / what to avoid?

Don’t be afraid of color! Fun, colorful outfits add an extra pop to your pictures. Have fun with your style and show everyone who you are! Here are what to avoid:


  • Avoid bright white - White has the tendency to wash out complexions. Choose ivory and creams instead.

  • Avoid dark colors - navy blues, black, dark browns and grays, since they appear black in photos.  In addition, dark colors can wash out your complexion and create an overly dark feel in the photo. Overly saturated colors can distract from the photo, so look instead for muted versions. For example, if you have a bright yellow dress, think about a mustard or gold dress instead.

  • Avoid neon and super bright colors - Unfortunately, all vibrant colors don’t photograph very well. Our skin is reflective. Neon and bright colors tend to add strange hues to the skin in photos. On the other hands, we can get the muted versions of color for alternative. For example, if you have a bright hot pink dress, try a muted dusty rose color instead.


 Add Layers & accessories

 Layers can be a ton of fun for photos and look really great and stylish. Feel free to bring jackets, sweaters or scarves as long as nothing is too bulky.

 Don’t forget earrings, bracelets, hats, or other accessories that help complete your outfit!

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