If you’re wondering what to wear for your family’s session, you’re asking a great question. What you wear can sometimes be the difference between a good image and an amazing image. Follow these simple steps to get the most out of your family’s investment.
The most important, yet often missed step is to determine where you’ll hang or display your family portrait.
Because your family portrait is an extension of your home décor, choose clothing that complements the style and colors of the room in which it will be displayed.
Check out our family color palettes below to get an idea how to best coordinate outfits with rooms.
Jewelry, scarves, hats, necklaces, vests, ties, sweaters, jackets, etc. are all great—they add depth and dimension, style, personality, and sometimes that extra splash of color.
Keep accessories simple and sophisticated, but don’t be afraid to throw in a little fun.
Sometimes a special item, keepsake or family heirloom can help tell a story. Blankets, stuffed animals, or other personal items can help personalize your session to you. Feel free to bring a few simple items with you.
Don’t forget about your shoes, as there’s a good chance they’ll show up in pictures. Make sure they coordinate with your outfits and are clean and in good condition. Depending on the style you’re going for, going barefoot can be an option too!
A few days before your session, lay all your outfits out on a bed or floor. This is a great way to make sure you have all outfits and accessories accounted for, the colors coordinate well with each other, and clothing is clean and free of wrinkles.