What to wear...isn't that always the hardest question. Putting together your outfit doesn't have to be as hard as it seems. If you are doing a family session the best thing is to coordinate. Coordinating is different than matching. Pick 3-4 colors and each person can wear some variation of it.
Coordinating = YES!!!
Matching = NO!!!
Why is matching a no no? Matching takes away from each persons own individuality. To showcase how unique each person is coordinate...your outfits still look good in the group photos but you don't all look like clones!
Some Do's and Dont's when choosing your outfits:
Do: wear patterns (subtle patterns) and textures
Don't: wear logos
Do: wear layers
Don't: wear all white/black's or reds
Do: Soft neutrals with accenting colors
Don't: Wear anything with holes in it or oil/grease stains, or dirty (it happens)
Don't: Wear sneakers (watch your foot wear)
Do: Feel free to go out and purchase (new clothes or items for your outfits)
Remember these images are ment to be displayed in your home. Think about the reason you chose to do this session and dress accordingly. Consider the location and be sure your wardrobe makes sense in that location. (bathing suits at the beach = YES!! bathing suits in the woods = NO!!)
- Christmas Cards: Clothing Options: wintery seasonal clothing, Why: you will be sending these out to all your friends and family.
- Canvas for you Wall: Clothing Options: consider the feel of your home where you wish to display this work of art.
A few more things to consider:
Haircuts if you need a trip to the salon be sure to go at least a week or two before your session that way your hair has a chance to settle into a more natural look by the time your session rolls around.
Avoid obvious trends that will be outdated soon. Choose to be timeless in your clothing choices.
Photo Examples of Coordinating outfit ideas can be found on my pintrest page!http://pinterest.com/rachelricephoto/what-to-wear/