Gone are the days of the whole family in matching white shirts and jeans for a portrait session. Everyone is an individual so lets embrace it!
But, there are some rules that will help make the photos look cohesive but not too matchy matchy.
Firstly, no logos! That Quicksilver t-shirt your son loves is going to dominate the photo so try and pry it off his back and into the wash for the day 😉 Try to choose colours that are complementary, check on my Pinterest Portrait board for colour groups that work well together. Patterns are fine but only in moderation, maybe a patterned article of clothing on your daughter and another on the dad – just remember everyone in patterns will look way too busy.
Jeans are perfect for a casual setting, but formal clothes can work if that is the look you are going for. A really striking and effective look is everyone wearing formal clothes in a very casual setting, like against a wall of graffiti.
Portraits aren’t just a warm weather occurrence, winter is a great time for layers and they can be really effective in the photos. Scarves, coats and snuggly jumpers can add great texture and depth.
Most importantly, make sure your clothes represent you and your family, you want to be comfortable because if you aren’t it will show in our photos.
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