Great blog about what to wear...check it out...
and more tips below on what to to where from Click it up a notch blog below.... (may fav, tip 6)
1. Coordinating colors not matching.
Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching. Instead, pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme.
2. Look at your home decor.
Do you like bright colors? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with the color scheme of your home.
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3. Don’t forget accessories.
Accessories not only add to your outfit but they can be fun to use in photos. Have the man wear a tie for the woman to hold. Necklaces for the kids to play with or hats to hide behind.
4. Limit patterns.
Personally, I enjoy having an outfit in the mix that has all the colors in it. However, not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract the final image.
5. Plan ahead.
Once you book your session, start thinking of the clothes right away. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day of or day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being dirty or not fitting.
6. Say no to characters.
Yes, your little one may love their Toy Story shirt but you may want to skip it for the family photo session. Just like patterns, characters on shirts can be pretty distracting.
7. Avoid all white or all black clothing.
8. Textures are your friend.
Add textures like scarves or belts to add a little more to the image. Don’t shy away from different textures.
9. Think classic.
These photos will be hanging on your walls and treasured for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.
Great blog sourced from www.disneybaby.com by Lucy Strossner. Tip 3 is my favourite, totally agree! ~ Melanie
TIP 1- Avoid wearing the same thing
Photos always look better when everyone is wearing their own thing! If you have multiple kids, avoid matching outfits. If there are several people in the photo, please oh please do not all wear the same thing!
TIP 2 - Stick to 3 - 4 Colours
Colour is good!
Don’t feel like you have to wear black or white. Color is good! The fewer colors, the better.
TIP 3 - Ombre is your friend.
Ombre = different shades of the same color
If you are wearing yellow and blue for your family photos, don’t feel like the blues have to EXACTLY match each other. Lighter and darker shades of each color make the photos have depth without looking mismatched.
TIP 4 - Cute, but not too busy
The clothes themselves...
Don’t be afraid to wear prints. Basic prints like stripes, polka dots, and plaids work great for photos. Stay away from graphics, text, and glitter.
TIP 5 - Everyday Clothes
Nothing too out of the ordinary
In my opinion, photos looks best when everyone is wearing something from their normal wardrobe. Sure, you might want to look “nicer” for a photo than you would on any given day, but avoid overdressing! That just looks silly!
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