How to Dress for a Family Photoshoot
Just some of the frame choices available for wall art.
What to Wear for your Photoshoot
The most important thing is that you are comfortable!
I often get asked this question and my answer is not much different from how you usually dress but planning this as a family can take a little more thought.
You want to the real you in your portraits, rather than someone you're not. It is also important that you dress in appropriate clothing for your surroundings - i.e. you are unlikely to wear an evening dress or suit and tie to go on a woodland walk! It's okay to be smart, but not overdressed. If it's cold, wear a suitable coat; if it's muddy - don't dress in white.
I’ll advise you fully on the best colours for the season and location in your pre-session consultation. There are a few dos and don'ts to always keep in mind when picking clothes:
Maintain your usual look and style
Think about colours that fit with the room you'd like to display your photographs in
Wear clothes that are suitable for your session's environment
Wear clothes that are suitable for the weather
Co-ordinate your colour scheme (without it being identical) to the rest of your family, i.e. various pastel shades of various neutral clothes or all bright block colours
Wearing something brand new - it may make you feel uncomfortable
Putting children in clothes they have to keep clean and tidy - they won't so let's remove that stress.
Taking away anyone's personality in dressing for the photographs - we are capturing the essence of each individual in your family.
Wear bold patterns and stripes
Wear reflective anything, whether it be on clothing, badges, stickers, or shoes - this can cause white-out in your photographs
Wear clothing that is flourescent or otherwise super-bright (unless you are all wearing complimentary super-bright colours). The colour of these clothing items will draw the eye in your photographs and can leave the colours reflecting on skin.
If you have any questions about what to wear, this will all be covered in your pre-session consultation, and I'll advise on the best colours for the season and location then.