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What to Wear for Family Photos | Houston Family Photographer

September 1, 2014

What should I wear for my family photos is the number 1 question I get asked!

This should not be a major point of stress yet most ladies (including myself) want everyone to look just perfect! I have compiled a couple of suggestions here for you since it is such a common worry.

1. Start off by being YOU. Show your personality & feel good. If you feel good, that will translate into your pictures. A true smile is the best thing you can wear!

2. Don’t be afraid of color or patterns. Bright colors & bold patterns are fun. Use colors to enhance the visual appeal of your pictures & make them pop.

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3. For family portraits, I don’t recommend the all one color look. It just looks forced & doesn’t photograph as well as when everyone embraces their own style. I recommend choosing a color palette/scheme & “coordinating” without being too matchy. Don’t make it too hard on yourself. Even just one color can tie a whole family together, allowing everyone the freedom to have other colors in their outfits. People put undue stress on themselves in this area of the session. You want to look “together” but not like you tried too hard, so don’t.

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4. Layering photographs nicely. Wear a cute jacket, scarf, vest, tie, belt, leggings under a skirt, or a collared shirt under a sweater. Adding textures such as knit, leather, corduroy, or denim looks nice. Fun jewelry is always great, too! Layers make it even easier to be coordinate in a subtle, non-obvious way.

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5. Think about your feet. Weather permitting, barefoot shots are always very cute. I love the simplicity, free spirit & casual nature that being barefoot gives off (for some of your pictures, not all of course!). Wear stylish shoes that are fun & that you won’t mind being photographed. Trendy tennis shoes (Converse) are fine but clunky little tennis shoes (Nike) (especially seen on little boys) aren’t typically the best way to go for photographs.

What to Wear for Family Photos

6. Accessories are a good way to accent outfits & can even make cute impromptu props. They can provide entertainment to little children as well! (Think ties – you or your child can grab on to dad’s tie & pull him close for a kiss! Or a big floppy sun hat that your child can play with. Or your big, oversized sunglasses on your child! The options are endless!)

family of four in blue and yellow in Downtown Houston

Most importantly – whatever you choose to do, HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!!

If you are a current client you can log into the Client Site for more detailed tips.

Don’t forget to check out my Pinterest boards for more visual inspiration.

If you are ready to schedule your family photo session just contact me!

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