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Clothing Suggestions for Family Sessions

When choosing clothing for your family portrait, it’s important that everyone wears complimenting shades of the same color. When everyone is wearing something in the same color family, the clothing will unify the individuals within the photo and pull the attention from the clothing to the faces of those in the portrait. Once a color tone is decided on, each individual should choose a top that is in the same tonal range so that no individual stands out from the others within the portrait.

When choosing the color theme for your portrait clothing, it’s important to consider the background of your portrait. When taking an indoor portrait against a dark backdrop, medium and dark shades of blue, green and burgundy work best. If you’re taking your portrait outdoors, medium shades of purple and blue work best. Light colors or white will work well in a portrait that is set against a light or white backdrop, but if light colors are worn in a portrait taken against a dark background it will draw the attention away from the face of those photographed. Bright colors, bold colors and tops with patterns will also take away from the portrait, drawing the focus to the clothing rather than the faces of those being photographed.

When choosing a style of clothing to wear for your family portrait, the rule of thumb should be to keep it simple. Simple turtle necks, V-neck shirts or collared dress shirts work well for family portraits since they all draw attention to the face.  All family members should wear long sleeves so that the focus is drawn to the face, rather than to the arms. Any accessories should be very simple and understated so they do not take the attention away from the faces of those being photographed. Though there are many outfit ideas to choose from, it is important that they work out well and you get some fabulous family photos. One of the most common suggestions would be to wear clothes in which you are fully comfortable. If you are not comfortable wearing a particular outfit, it shows on the face and you will not get the right expressions for the family photograph. If the expressions are not right, naturally the photograph will not be a splendid one.


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