Family photographs are special, a legacy of who your family was for future generations to enjoy. Most importantly, these are your pictures, not mine. So it is most important that you are happy with what you are wearing. I am very happy to talk in detail about your clothing options and also to work with you on the day of your session to add the final touches. Remember that you may do several clothing changes during a standard portrait session. I do, nonetheless, have a few initial suggestions…
D O W E A R :
- Layers. Boys look good in a dress shirt over a t-shirt. Girls look good with cropped jackets and sweaters over long tops.
- Colors. A dash of color in a scarf, pin, hat, collar looks great.
- Slightly fitted clothes. On ladies, a fitted top and jeans is much more flattering than loose clothes
- Colors that are in harmony. Try to keep to a set of colors so that no one absolutely sticks out in your family. Think of blues and greys, browns and greens. oranges and creams…. This does not mean be boring – it just means don’t dress everyone in blue except for little Johnny, who has a bright yellow sweater on.
D O N ’ T W E A R :
- Matching outfits. Do you walk around town in matching outfits? I don’t think so…. It’s completely contrived and unnatural. It doesn’t suit anyone.
- White. There are two exceptions to this rule: babies and beach shots.
- White shirts with khakis. Get original. If you arrive to your session like this I will send you home to change. I’m serious.
- Sleeveless shirts. Ladies, bingo wings. Yuk.
- High necklines
- Clothes with writing or logos on them
- Enormous hair bows